3 companies chosen for nearly $1B DOD contract for work at Ohio base
By BARRIE BARBER DAYTON DAILY NEWS, OHIO Published: October 4, 2014
(MCT) — The Air Force has selected three companies for a $960 million intelligence contract with the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, the Department of Defense announced late Friday.
Radiance Technologies, of Hunstville, Ala., Integrity Applications of Chantilly, Va., and Invertix Corp., of McLean, Va., were awarded the work in the lucrative Advanced Technical Exploitation Program II.
At least two Dayton companies, Mac-Aulay-Brown and Woolpert, partnered with Integrity for the work, archives show.
A “very rigorous” set of scientific and technical criteria were used to select the contractors, NASIC commander Col. Leah Lauderback said in a statement late Friday.
“We are confident that the teams selected are well equipped to partner with NASIC in accomplishing part of our national defense mission,” she said.
Most of the work will be performed at Wright-Patterson, the headquarters for NASIC. The contract is worth $480 million through 2018, but that could be extended until 2022 for a total value of $960 million, said NASIC spokesman James Lunsford.
Contractors will perform highly technical work in geospatial intelligence, which analyzes imagery of adversaries’ equipment, and non-nuclear measurement and signature intelligence, which analyzes distinctive characteristics of equipment, Lunsford said. The intelligence data can be used to determine capabilities.
NASIC has more than 3,000 military and civilian employees and a $360 million budget at Wright-Patterson.
©2014 the Dayton Daily News (Dayton, Ohio) Distributed by MCT Information Services