LinQuest picked to help stand up new Space Command
It may not be the biggest contract award, but LinQuest Corp. has been tapped by the Air Force to help create and stand up a unified combatant command focused on space under a $9.3 million sole-source contract.
The government is in the process of establishing the U.S. Space Command, which will be a joint combatant command. This comes amid the government's ongoing effort to prioritize and organize how it manages its space capabilities.
This contract, which was awarded without competition, will support Gen. John Raymond, commander of the Joint Force Space Component. Raymond also has been nominated as the commander of U.S. Space Command.
Space Command was re-established in the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act. The government has yet to pick a home for the command. Four locations in Colorado, one in California and one in Alabama are under consideration.
LinQuest will provide the services needed by Raymond to establish the command. The company lists capabilities such as concept and requirements development, systems integration, rapid development and prototyping, and systems architecture and design.
The contract runs through April 2020.
Posted by Nick Wakeman on Apr 09, 2019 at 9:57 AM