Booz Allen books $630M Space Force engineering contract / Irina Shibanova

With the protest phase now done, the company and customer alike can go ahead on integrating new technologies and techniques into space-based sensing programs.

Booz Allen Hamilton can now move ahead on a potential seven-year, $630 million task order with Space Force for systems engineering and integration services in support of military satellite systems.

The company originally won the Space Sensing Systems Engineering and Integration award in 2022, but a pair of competitors subsequently filed protests that put the work on hold.

Science Applications International Corp. and ManTech got a corrective action out of their protests with SAIC seeking to retain its incumbency.

Space Force re-evaluated the proposals and has again selected Booz Allen, which announced the award Wednesday in a move that indicates there are no protests in the way of starting the work.

Booz Allen will work with Space Force to integrate different aspects and capabilities into space-based sensing programs that involve missile warning, environmental monitoring, surveillance and reconnaissance functions.

The contract's scope includes the Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared program, an initiative to upgrade U.S. missile warning and missile tracking capabilities.

Space Force has also tasked Booz Allen to incorporate digital engineering, mission integration, agile software development, cybersecurity, change management, artificial intelligence and machine learning functions to help the branch operate the satellites and analyze data.