NOAA Selects Contractor for Systems Engineering, Technical Support for Environmental Satellite Program

March 19, 2008

NOAA announced Integrity Applications, Inc., of Chantilly, Va., has been selected for a $9.9 million (including options) contract award to provide systems engineering and technical support services for the agency’s next-generation geostationary satellite series, GOES-R, set to launch in 2015.

The contract has a 12-month base period, with one additional 12-month option period for a total value of $9.9 million.

Under the contract, Integrity Applications, Inc., will provide acquisition planning support for the GOES-R Program Office and offer technical services to the Office of Systems Development of NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service.

When launched, GOES-R will upgrade today’s weather and environmental monitoring capabilities and introduce a new era for U.S. geostationary remote sensing.

NOAA funds, manages and will operate the GOES-R program. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., oversees the acquisition of GOES-R instruments for NOAA.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department, is dedicated to enhancing economic security and national safety through the prediction and research of weather and climate-related events and information service delivery for transportation, and by providing environmental stewardship of our nation's coastal and marine resources. Through the emerging Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), NOAA is working with its federal partners, more than 70 countries and the European Commission to develop a global monitoring network that is as integrated as the planet it observes, predicts and protects.