SAIC scores $444 million contract to upgrade data systems at U.S. space launch sites

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WASHINGTON — Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) has landed a $444 million contract to modernize the launch instrumentation and information systems at the Space Force’s launch sites in Florida and California.

SAIC, a defense and engineering contractor based in Reston, Virginia, beat out multiple rivals to secure the highly contested Digital Transformation, Acquisition, Modernization and Modification (DTAMM) contract from the U.S. Space Force’s Space Systems Command.

“Under this contract, SAIC will modernize antiquated space launch range instrumentation and processes to support an accelerated cadence of space missions,” the company announced March 11.

Five-year agreement

DTAMM is a five-year agreement, with options to extend for an additional five years. The work will be performed at the nation’s largest space launch ranges at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida and Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.

Some of the projects under the DTAMM contract include cloud infrastructure, software factory and software development services and cyber security strategies. This will support what the Space Force calls “data-driven range activities” to improve efficiency at the decades-old launch ranges.


Sandra Erwin writes about military space programs, policy, technology and the industry that supports this sector. She has covered the military, the Pentagon, Congress and the defense industry for nearly two decades as editor of NDIA’s National Defense…
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