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Leidos Showcases Latest Technology Solutions at SOFIC

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Leidos Showcases Latest Technology Solutions at SOFIC

Press release date: May 8, 2014

Technology Demonstrations Highlight How Leidos Strengthens Special Operation Forces

RESTON, Va. — Leidos, a national security, health and engineering company, will present innovative technology solutions at the 2014 SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) at the Tampa Convention Center on May 20-22, 2014. Visit booth #920 to meet with key Leidos leaders and witness demonstrations of the latest technology advances in cybersecurity, airborne, maritime and C2 (command and control) solutions that help strengthen Special Operations Forces (SOF) around the globe.

"SOFIC is among the vital events that create opportunities to make connections, promote the breadth of our capabilities and address critical mission needs of special operation forces," said Lou Von Thaer, Leidos National Security Sector president.

Leidos is a science and technology solutions leader working to help address challenges facing national security, health and engineering.  With approximately 22,000 employees, Leidos has a powerful platform for delivering the most advanced capabilities and expertise to government and commercial customers.

Leidos experts will be on hand to demonstrate how the latest technologies support vital mission needs of Special Operations Forces, among those are:

    --  ACTUV - (Autonomous Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel), a government
        program for the design and construction of a vessel originally designed
        for an anti-submarine warfare mission. The unmanned vessel will track
        quiet diesel-electric submarines for months at a time with minimal human
        input. It has the ability to carry other sensors and mission packages
        that allow it to support a variety of Special Operations Missions.
    --  CCM Mk1 (Combatant Craft Medium Mk1), an advanced technology multirole
        craft enhanced by Leidos's design and production of survivability
        characteristics, integration and testing of craft tactical computing
        systems, full life-cycle integrated logistics support (ILS) and
        incremental development and upgrades.
    --  Broadband Meshable Data Link communications, a high-bandwidth,
        long-range mobile communications system that overcomes challenges
        associated with communications on the move. It establishes a
        high-bandwidth, long-range data link between command posts and mobile
        sensor platforms. The system is field proven on stationary and mobile
        platforms -- including a variety of vehicles and aircraft -- providing
        multiple simultaneous links.
    --  Geospatial Solutions, technology that supports geospatial intelligence,
        geographic information systems (GIS) and imagery data production and
        dissemination for federal government and commercial customers. Among
        these solutions are: ISR Cross Cue, an automated collaboration tool that
        allows warfighters and analysts to rapidly discover and connect with
        critically needed expertise across the intelligence community;
        GeoRover® products that provide powerful tools for Esri® ArcGIS® for
        desktop, which are designed to increase speed, efficiency and
        productivity in common geographic information system (GIS) workflows,
        including one application available for Android™ mobile devices
        (tablets or phones); and AIMES, a next-generation full-motion video
        (FMV) imagery exploitation tool delivered to customers that enables
        motion imagery, geospatial data, snapshots and a mass of associated
        data, in near real-time, helping to reduce analyst workload and speed
        the provision of intelligence to decision-makers.
    --  XRT, a high-performance computing platform that conducts data
        warehousing, performs data enrichment and executes advanced analytics,
        all in a small form factor and available to the warfighter in theatre.
    --  The Soldier Monitoring System (SMS) provides unit leadership and
        organizations with outstanding real-time Situational Awareness of
        operational personnel tailorable to 1, to over 500, personnel operating
        simultaneously within 35 miles of a receiver system, both in the air and
        on the ground. The Real-time monitoring is provided by technology
        subsystems, including the Soldier Wireless Device, the Communications
        Subsystem, the Tactical Operations Center Monitoring System and the
        Tactical Operations Center Mobile Monitoring System.
    --  Global Monitoring Planning System (GLIMPS) provides accurate forecasts
        of global instability up to 5 years in advance, through data mining and
        machine learning, to discover unseen complex relationships between
        historical geospatial and cultural indicators, as well as instability
        metrics and events. Web-based services fuse this information with other
        intelligence in a geospatial context, providing mission planners with a
        forward look at the stability of a region and allowing for resources to
        be allocated to planning for future missions well in advance of a
        conflict or crisis situation. As DOD/IC planners focus the majority of
        their resources on current missions, the long view of preparing for the
        next conflict or crisis beyond the horizon can be overlooked.  To meet
        this challenge, Leidos has developed GLIMPS to provide a proactive
        analytic method in preparing our response to future events before they
    --  Wideband Beamformer System (WBS), an in-line system that digitally
        pre-processes the co-channel RF environment ahead of the cellular
        surveillance receiver, enabling it to reliably demodulate the cell
        traffic in a target area. WBS surveys the coastline and surrounding
        region and identifies all of the cell tower transmissions in the radio
        field of view.  Under direction from the warfighter, the WBS then
        focuses individual antenna beams on each cell tower to isolate its
        downlink signals from the co-channel environment. The "clean" signals
        are then reconstructed and output on separate radio frequencies to a
        conventional cellular surveillance receiver. With the co-channel
        interference removed, the receiver can now reliably intercept and
        monitor each cell tower's downlinks for enemy communications.

Hosted by the National Defense Industry Association, SOFIC provides a forum for military, government, academia and industry stakeholders to network and discuss current and future challenges and how to best support our SOF around the globe.

For more information, please stop by booth 920 or visit

About Leidos
Leidos is a science and technology solutions leader working to address some of the world's toughest challenges in national security, health and engineering. The Company's 22,000 employees support vital missions for our government and the commercial sector, develop innovative solutions to drive better outcomes and defend our Nation's digital and physical infrastructure from 'new world' threats. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $5.77 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2014, after giving effect to the spin-off of the company's technical services and information technology business. For more information, visit


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