CHANTILLY, Va., April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Perspecta Inc. (NYSE: PRSP), a leading U.S. government services provider, announced today that it was selected to support the Space Weather Analysis and Forecast System (SWAFS) program. Awarded by the U.S. Space Force's Space and Missile Systems Center and the General Services Administration's Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM), the contract falls under Phase III of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The award represents new work for the company, has a five-year period of performance and a ceiling value of $71 million.
On the program, Perspecta will provide SWAFS personnel with an improved capability to analyze sensor data related to solar flares, solar winds and other space environmental conditions that may affect high-altitude aircraft, and space- and ground-based systems. Perspecta will migrate the SWAFS software applications to a cloud environment and deploy a data-as-a-service interface so that users get more direct access to near-real-time data. Use of this data collection model will allow the U.S. Department of Defense and other government organizations to increase the number of data sources available to the SWAFS program and upgrade its capacity to collate and correlate data.
"Space is an inherently risky environment with both natural and human-made threats to systems we need every day on earth," said Jeff Bohling, senior vice president and general manager of Perspecta's defense group. "The modernization work we will perform for SWAFS will provide the Air Force with an enhanced ability to evaluate space environmental data and greater situational awareness of threats as it navigates this increasingly important strategic and tactical environment."
Perspecta received this award following acceptance of its SWAFS concept solution that leveraged the technology used in the program's SBIR Phase I. In that initiative, the company determined the cloud readiness of SWAFS systems and applications and developed a recommended path forward for successful migration.
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