HERNDON, Va. -- March 7, 2001 -- Logicon Inc., a Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) company, has received a contract to provide computer operations and software programming services to the U.S. Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA) at Offutt AFB, Neb. The contract has a potential value of $13 million over five years if all options are exercised.
"Logicon has supported AFWA for more than a decade," said Roger Newhouse, program manager, Logicon. "This award means we will now be the prime contractor and responsible for AFWA's data processing and satellite data distribution complex at one of the Defense Department's largest computing facilities."
AFWA builds one of the world's most comprehensive weather databases, and is the principle Department of Defense facility to receive weather data from Defense Meteorological Satellite Program satellites. The weather agency then shares this information with the U.S. Navy and others.
AFWA products and services include aviation, terminal and target forecasts; severe weather prediction; automated weather flight planning; exercise and special mission support; and collection and dissemination of worldwide weather observations. These products support the warfighter, base weather stations, national programs, command and control agencies and systems and other operational and planning functions.
Logicon leads a team that includes three company elements: Logicon Commercial Information Services, Bohemia, N.Y.; Logicon Sterling Federal, Bellevue, Neb.; and Logicon Technology Solutions, Herndon. Logicon Sterling Federal was formed last year after Northrop Grumman's acquisition of Sterling Software's Federal Systems Group. Sterling also has an extensive history with AFWA and has supported the agency at Offutt for more than 10 years. Other team members include Unisys, Blue Bell, Pa.; McCallie Associates, Bellevue; and SGT Inc., Greenbelt, Md.
Logicon expects the new contract to result in the hiring of 44 people, including managers, quality assurance and data center operations staff. The contract award was competitively bid and a result of the A-76 outsourcing initiative by the federal government.
Headquartered in Herndon, Logicon is a leading provider of advanced information technologies, products, systems and services. Areas of expertise include command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR); enterprise IT hardware and software solutions; information systems; training and simulation; science and technology; base and range support; and commercial information services.
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