SAIC Wins $32 Million Contract

SAIC Wins $32 Million Contract <@VM>SAIC Wins $32 Million Contract

By Nick Wakeman, Staff Writer

MAY 22 - Science Applications International Corp. of San Diego won a $32 million, five-year contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to provide technical services for the National Data Buoy Center.


The center, located at the John C. Stennis Space Center, Miss., designs, operates and maintains networks of environmental monitoring platforms in the deep ocean and coastal regions that provide data for the National Weather Service and other users.


Under the contract, SAIC will develop and operate automated real-time measurement and distribution systems that provide data for meteorological and marine warnings, forecasts and research.


SAIC is teamed with DataStar, a woman-owned small business in Picayune, Miss., specializing in information technology services.


The buoy system collects measurements from a network of 68 moored buoys and 56 Coastal Marine Automated Network stations located in the deep ocean and in coastal regions of the United States, including Hawaii, the Gulf of Alaska and the Great Lakes.

Environmental data are distributed by a NOAA satellite communications system. SAIC's contract includes engineering, operations, data systems and program support services for all of these activities.


"This was a tremendous team effort from SAIC," said Neil Hutchinson, group senior vice president and general manager of the SAIC group doing the work. "We brought together a team of key personnel and technical capabilities that fit extremely well with NDBC's needs.

This award gives us an opportunity to use our engineering, operations and science skills in a new environment in support of a very important national program."

By Nick Wakeman, Staff Writer

MAY 22 - Science Applications International Corp. of San Diego won a $32 million, five-year contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to provide technical services for the National Data Buoy Center.


The center, located at the John C. Stennis Space Center, Miss., designs, operates and maintains networks of environmental monitoring platforms in the deep ocean and coastal regions that provide data for the National Weather Service and other users.


Under the contract, SAIC will develop and operate automated real-time measurement and distribution systems that provide data for meteorological and marine warnings, forecasts and research.


SAIC is teamed with DataStar, a woman-owned small business in Picayune, Miss., specializing in information technology services.


The buoy system collects measurements from a network of 68 moored buoys and 56 Coastal Marine Automated Network stations located in the deep ocean and in coastal regions of the United States, including Hawaii, the Gulf of Alaska and the Great Lakes.

Environmental data are distributed by a NOAA satellite communications system. SAIC's contract includes engineering, operations, data systems and program support services for all of these activities.


"This was a tremendous team effort from SAIC," said Neil Hutchinson, group senior vice president and general manager of the SAIC group doing the work. "We brought together a team of key personnel and technical capabilities that fit extremely well with NDBC's needs.

This award gives us an opportunity to use our engineering, operations and science skills in a new environment in support of a very important national program."

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