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NOAA Awards Vencore with $113 Million Program to Support Space and Satellite Operations

By | February 14, 2017
      Composite color of Earth capture by GOES-16.

      Composite color of Earth capture by GOES-16. Photo: NOAA, NEDSIS.

      The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded Vencore with the Systems Engineering and Technical Services (SETS) contract valued at $113 million. Under the terms of this contract (one-year base period with four one-year options), Vencore will support NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS).

      NESDIS acquires and manages the nation’s operational environmental satellites, operates NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information, provides data and information services including earth system monitoring, performs official assessments of the environment, and conducts related research.

      Under this new contract, Vencore will work closely with NESDIS to deliver systems engineering services and solutions to sustain legacy systems and enable the transition of future ground systems for new environmental satellites including GOES-R and the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS).

      NESDIS is dedicated to providing timely access to global environmental data from satellites and other sources to promote, protect and enhance the nation’s economy, security, environment and quality of life. NESDIS’ environmental satellite observations contribute to U.S. national security by providing military users with real-time and near-real-time observations for their aircraft, ships, ground forces and facilities worldwide. Additionally, NESDIS contributes to the national economy by providing environmental data that support resource management of energy, water, global food supplies and other economic and environmental resources.