GREENBELT, Md., Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SGT, Inc., a leading provider of IT, Engineering, Operations and Science services today announced the award of the National Mesonet Program Contract in support of the US Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The National Mesonet Program Contract fulfills a requirement for purchase of meteorological observational data derived from non-federal observing networks. These observations support the Nation's meteorological, hydrologic and related environmental observing capabilities to enable significantly improved prediction of high-impact, local-scale weather events. The full and open competitive procurement resulted in a 3 year, $45M contract to SGT.
"The National Mesonet Program, begun in 2009 with a small number of networks located mostly in the south-central United States, has now grown to more than three dozen networks operated by the states and the private sector, including twenty-thousand observing platforms covering all 50 states," said Dr. Curtis Marshall, the National Weather Service's National Mesonet Program Manager. "They provide a tremendously valuable source of data, including observations from surface and subsurface platforms, vertical profilers, and aircraft, for improving NWS warning and forecast operations."
Teaming exclusively with SGT will be Earth Networks, Weather Telematics, WeatherFlow, Synoptic Data Corporation, Sonoma Technology Incorporated, Panasonic Avionics Corporation and the University of Oklahoma.
"We are thrilled that NOAA has awarded the National Mesonet Program Contract to us," noted CEO, Dr. Kam Ghaffarian. "SGT remains fully committed to partnering with NOAA and supporting the important mission and objectives in the years ahead."
SGT provides technology solutions and services to the United States government for space programs, national security and civilian operations. For more than 20 years, our dedicated staff of nearly 2,500 employees has delivered high-value engineering, mission operations, IT and science solutions that yield high-performing and cost-effective government programs.
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