Space Force chooses 18 companies for $900M data contract / Yuichiro Chino

The service branch prioritized commercial software offerings and current accreditations for the awardees' products.

Space Force has awarded positions on a potential five-year, $900 million contract vehicle to 18 companies for data analytics and software services.

Awardees will compete for delivery orders to help the service branch's Space Systems Command develop applications in support of efforts to build out a data layer for decision-making functions, the command said Friday.

The selection criteria included a heavy emphasis on commercial software offerings and current accreditations for their products, or a plan to get accreditation.

Space Systems Command received 34 bids and chose these 18 companies:

  • Agility Consulting
  • August Schell Enterprises
  • Avantus Federal (now part of QinetiQ's U.S. subsidiary)
  • BAE Systems
  • Bluestaq
  • C3 AI
  • Enlighten IT Consulting (a subsidiary of HII)
  • Ernst & Young
  • Kinetica
  • MAG Aerospace
  • Map Large
  • NT Concepts
  • Oracle
  • Palantir
  • Raft
  • Royce Geospatial Consultants
  • World Wide Technology

SSC awarded the contract in support of Space C2, a program the Air Force started in 2018 as a way to bring together space domain awareness data from multiple sources in order to help analysts and other users.

The command is also looking to further enable new application delivery across its community and facilitate better connections between users operating on multiple security levels across networks.