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Engility Services, LLC., a subsidiary of Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC), was awarded a $655 million award to provide systems engineering, planning, integration and sustainment services to the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Innovation and Prototyping Directorate through the Engineering, Development, Integration, and Sustainment (EDIS) contract. SAIC will work with SMC to modernize satellite ground systems for the United States Space Force (USSF) operations, research and development and demonstration missions.
“SAIC is dedicated to achieving resiliency and ensuring performance of critical U.S. national security and civil space enterprises. This contract expands our relationship with the Air Force, which we have proudly supported since 1972, and the new United States Space Force,” said Michael LaRouche, executive vice president and general manager of SAIC’s National Security Group. “We look forward to propelling SMC’s vision with emerging technology and enabling the United States Space Force to focus on the mission.”
Under the EDIS contract, SAIC will support SMC DCIO in its mission to operate and sustain an affordable Ground System Enterprise (GSE) for research and development, demonstration, and operational missions. The GSE includes the Multi-Mission Satellite Operations Center command and control ground system architecture, as well as equipment, systems, and facilities. Development of Enterprise Ground Services (EGS) is one of the major components of Space Warfighting Construct (SWC) and is intended to provide the standardized hardware capacity and service oriented architecture (SOA) software platform required to perform tracking, telemetry, and commanding (TT&C), contact scheduling, and cyber defense functions for Space Force user missions. The EDIS acquisition is one contractual mechanism to continue prototyping and pathfinding for the EGS-related SWC initiatives.
The company will conduct systems engineering, planning, and system modifications; build and modify data centers; integrate mission unique software and applications from various stakeholders to produce operational satellite ground systems; sustain ground systems; and, perform system administration and cybersecurity functions.
This post-protest contract follows the original EDIS award from Jan. 31, 2019, which came on the heels of SAIC’s completed acquisition of Engility as part of its strategy to expand its space services portfolio.
The single-award indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract has a five-year base period of performance and a two-year option period, and the work will be performed primarily at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colorado; Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico.