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Peraton battles for classified NRO contract

Peraton is protesting the loss of a competition for a classified contract at the National Reconnaissance Office.

Very few details are available. The NRO hasn’t responded to my inquiries and even my usual GAO sources have gone dark on this one.

Given NRO’s mission, it isn’t hard to imagine that this is classified work. Peraton also declined to comment in much detail.

“We did file and are confident in our approach to this important NRO mission,” a company spokesman told me. “We look forward to further consideration of Peraton’s proposal by the customer.”

The spokesman did tell me that this isn’t an incumbent contract for Peraton, so it would represent new work if the company were to ultimately win the contract.

In looking at Peraton’s business, the work at NRO potentially could fall in one or more of several markets the company breaks out such as space, intelligence, cyber and electronic warfare.

I think of NRO as primarily a space-related agency. Some of Peraton’s work in this market area includes space superiority such as integration, engineering, satellite ground operations and space situational awareness, according to the company website.

Other spacer-elated work by the company includes weather, intelligence, telemetry and ground systems.

I’m adding this info just to give a flavor for what Peraton does in the space realm. I’m still digging to get more specific information on the NRO contract and who won.

Peraton filed its protest Oct. 29. A decision is due Feb. 6.

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Nov 07, 2018 at 9:47 AM

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