Government services provider Perspecta Inc. has been chosen to support the Space Weather Analysis and Forecast System, or SWAFS, program.
Awarded by the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center and the General Services Administration’s Federal Systems Integration and Management Center, the contract falls under Phase III of the Small Business Innovation Research program.
The award represents new work for the company, has a 5-year period of performance and a ceiling value of $71 million.
“Space is an inherently risky environment with both natural and human-made threats to systems we need every day on earth,” said Jeff Bohling, senior vice president and general manager of Perspecta’s defense group.
“The modernization work we will perform for SWAFS will provide the Air Force with an enhanced ability to evaluate space environmental data and greater situational awareness of threats as it navigates this increasingly important strategic and tactical environment,” he added.
On the program, Perspecta is to provide SWAFS personnel with an enhanced capability to analyze sensor data related to solar flares, solar winds and other space environmental conditions that could affect high-altitude aircraft, and space- and ground-based systems.
Perspecta will migrate the SWAFS software applications to a cloud environment and deploy a data-as-a-service interface so users get more direct access to near-real-time data.