RSIS Wins $27 Million Satellite Imagery Contract

RS Information Systems Inc. of McLean, Va., announced March 27 it was awarded a five-year, $27 million contract to develop and operate computer processing for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency's satellite imagery.

The work supports distribution of imagery to the media and weather forecasting offices of the National Weather Service, said Rodney Hunt, RSIS chairman and chief executive officer.

"This is imagery used to help protect life and property by allowing the forecasting of weather, and, in particular, severe weather," Hunt said. " For this reason, effective processing of this satellite imagery is vital."

The RSIS contract is with the National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service, a division of NOAA in Camp Springs, Md. One of its satellites produces the imagery to track hurricanes.

RSIS, the prime contractor, will partner with PRC Inc., a McLean, Va., subsidiary of Litton Industries Inc. About 56 employees are involved in the work, which began March 1.

Through this contract and other work, RSIS supports three key elements of NOAA's environmental observation infrastructure: operations and engineering support of the National Weather Service next-generation weather radar; software and systems engineering for the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System; and the data processing and distribution of satellite imaging.

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here
close

Trending

  • Dive into our Contract Award database

    In an exclusive for WT Insider members, we are collecting all of the contract awards we cover into a database that you can sort by contractor, agency, value and other parameters. You can also download it into a spreadsheet. Our databases track awards back to 2013. Read More

  • Navigating the trends and issues of 2016 Nick Wakeman

    In our latest WT Insider Report, we pull together our best advice, insights and reporting on the trends and issues that will shape the market in 2016 and beyond. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.