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Ball Aerospace Selected for Space RCO Tactical Ground Command, Control & Communications Contract, FAA selects Leidos for Enterprise-Information Display System, BAE Systems Wins $495M Contract to Continue Range Instrumentation Support, and More


Ball Aerospace Selected for SpRCO Tactical Ground Command, Control & Communications Contract

Ball Aerospace, teamed with Booz Allen Hamilton, was awarded a contract by the Space Rapid Capabilities Office (SpRCO) to serve as the prime system integrator for the SpRCO Ground Command, Control & Communications (GC3) system. GC3 will integrate into and help enable the larger tactical command and control enterprise for the U.S. Space Force. The program will develop and deliver updated and enhanced satellite operations capabilities that enable continuous modernization by maximizing automation, flexibility, and commonality. Key to the system’s flexibility will be the utilization of Hexicon, a modular, open, and scalable event-driven software architecture that allows for rapid and seamless integration of new software and overall increased system resiliency.

FAA selects Leidos for Enterprise-Information Display System

Leidos was awarded a prime contract by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to design and develop a system to provide real-time access to essential weather, aeronautical, and National Airspace System (NAS) information through a common, NAS-wide Enterprise-Information Display System (E-IDS). The scalable, cloud-ready solution will replace five legacy systems as part of FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) modernization project. Through this contract, Leidos will perform the critical activities required to deliver E-IDS, including program management, systems engineering, design and development, system test and evaluation, training, production, and site implementation.

BAE Systems Wins $495M Contract to Continue Range Instrumentation Support

The U.S. Air Force awarded BAE Systems a $495 million contract to continue to provide a wide range of instrumentation support and sustainment services to military and government agencies for the U.S. and its allies.BAE Systems has been involved in the Instrumentation Range Support Program (IRSP) for 35 years, and this new contract extends the company’s role in ensuring the accuracy and operational reliability of tracking systems in support of national security missions. The company will service components and subsystems for instrumentation tracking systems such as radars, telemetry and optical range mission systems, flight termination systems, data acquisition systems, and global positioning systems.

 Carahsoft Brings Microsoft Azure to Its Public Sector Customers and Partners

Carahsoft announced that Microsoft Azure services are now available to U.S. government customers through its NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V contracts, The Quilt National Consortium Contract, DevSecOps Software, Cloud Services basic ordering agreements (BOAs), and through the Carahsoft reseller partner network. Carahsoft is now authorized to distribute Azure, including Azure Commercial Cloud, Azure Government, and Azure Government Secret. Carahsoft will also offer Azure-based solutions including Microsoft’s Dynamics 365, Microsoft 365, and the Microsoft Power Platform. Partners can work through Carahsoft to educate, promote, and sell their Azure-based solutions, and Azure enables customization and security while permitting choice of languages, frameworks, and infrastructures.

Peer Intel

Parsons Corporation has promoted Hector Cuevas to executive vice president, missile defense and C5ISR market leader. Cuevas joined Parsons in January 2019 from the acquisition of OGSystems and most recently served as senior vice president of product sales operations.

SAIC Chief Financial Officer Charles A. Mathis recently announced his retirement. Mathis will remain with the company through fiscal year 2021, ending January 29, 2021, to ensure a smooth transition as the company conducts a search for a successor.

Featured Image: The U.S. Air Force has awarded BAE Systems a $495 million contract to continue to provide a wide range of instrumentation support and sustainment services to military and government agencies for the U.S. and its allies. | Credit: BAE Systems 

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