Enterprise Wide Contractor Support Services (EWCSS) for Team Submarine

For 43 years, AECOM has provided program management, acquisition, engineering, technical, financial, configuration management, logistics, strategic planning and international program support to Program Executive Office (PEO) Submarines. Today, AECOM provides these services to 15 Team Submarine Program Offices that comprise eight ACAT programs, including the Navy’s two highest-priority ACAT I programs: VIRGINIA Class Submarine and COLUMBIA Class Submarine. We work with the Navy to develop, integrate, and deploy 20-30 new technologies (hardware and software) across 5 submarine platforms every three years, including integration and test support at the shipyards where the vessels are built.

We assist in all phases of platform and combat system development, test, integration and delivery—from drafting budgets for the Department of Defense, to testing and installing sophisticated ship and combat systems, and performing quality assurance, training and startup services. We install and upgrade Command, Control, Communication and Intelligence (C3I) systems and provide Acoustics Rapid COTS Insertion (ARCI) for Sonar, Towed Systems and Combat Control electronic systems and equipment. This contract continues our tradition of supporting the submarine force, including the LOS ANGELES, SEAWOLF, OHIO, VIRGINA, and now COLUMBIA classes of submarines.

Selected Outcomes

  • Provided world-class acquisition support, and received 3 David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Awards to Team Submarine (2006, 2008, 2014).
  • Developed a requirements and acquisition approach for the large vertical sonar array for the VIRGINIA Class and OHIO Class submarines. The approach was approved by the Government and accelerated achievement of Milestone C by 2 years, saving the Government an estimated $3M.
  • Developed the detailed requirements justification and rationale for Submarine Low Probability of Intercept / Low Probability of Detection Communications Capabilities, Submarine Tactical Data Link Capabilities, and Submarine Electronic Warfare / Electronic Attack Capabilities, which resulted in more than $190 million applied towards improvements in submarine warfighting capability.
  • Assembled senior subject matter experts focused on cost reduction in support of Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition (ASN (RD&A)) to support an Independent Assessment Team Review of the Ohio Replacement Program (ORP) (now COLUMBIA Class) by performing a financial/technical review of the ORP life cycle.