[Avionics Today 07-28-2015] The U.S. Air Force has awarded TASC, a subsidiary of Engility Holdings, a $67 million contract to provide Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) for GPS Directorate, the agency responsible for ensuring the space-based satellite navigation system is operational. The contract has a two-year base with options to extend TASC's support to 6.5 years with a value of more than $200 million. The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center granted the award, which represents new work.
GPS is developed and deployed by the U.S. Air Force, the federal government's steward of the system. TASC will provide and deliver updated versions of the technical baseline for the GPS enterprise, which includes the system's user and operational requirements, program and product information, and other related configuration and data specifications. TASC will also provide approvable products that are required for Department of Defense milestone approvals, and support processes that ensure the quality and functionality for an accurate and reliable GPS. In addition, TASC will analyze and recommend alternatives to enterprise-level changes under consideration by the government as well as provide a range of other systems engineering support.