SI International to design Air Force communication satellites

RESTON, Va., 10 Oct. 2005. SI International, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded a prime contract to provide technical support to the Air Force Space Command, Directorate of Requirements, Space-Based Military Satellite Communications Branch (AFSPC/DRNM).

RESTON, Va., 10 Oct. 2005. SI International, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded a prime contract to provide technical support to the Air Force Space Command, Directorate of Requirements, Space-Based Military Satellite Communications Branch (AFSPC/DRNM).

The competitive task order has a one-year base period with four one-year options. The contract's value is $20 million over five years, if all options are exercised.

SI International will provide information technology systems engineering and integration, systems analyses, system/specialty engineering, and architectures for MILSATCOM programs including:
* transformational communications,
* Advanced EHF,
* Global Broadcast Service,
* MILSAT terminals,
* Wideband Gapfiller System,
* Command and Control system - Consolidated,
* SATCOM Database,
* Milstar,
* Automated Communications Management System, and
* the Enhanced Polar System.

Working closely with the Air Force Space Command, the Space and Missile Center, and the Electronic Systems Center, SI International will be applying object-oriented modeling to define the highly complex, globally-networked communications systems of the future. These modeling techniques will utilize SI International's core competency in Net-Centric Enterprise Architecture, and help ensure that the new systems will be interoperable, agile, and responsive.

"Having successfully completed hundreds of mission-critical task orders for the Air Force Space Command, SI International is playing a leading role in developing next-generation systems that extend our nation's military capabilities in space, provide the infrastructure to support effective joint operations, and advance the transformation of the U.S. military into an agile, responsive 21st century fighting force," said Brad Antle, president and CEO of SI International. "We look forward to supporting this contract with our demonstrated capabilities in space systems engineering, operational architecture, military satellite communications, and command and control systems."

SI International recently rolled out the JCIDS (Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System) Center of Excellence. This important new capability leverages knowledge, people, processes, and state-of-the-art toolsets to develop the extensive documentation required to acquire new capabilities within the Department of Defense (DoD).

"We believe our demonstrated expertise in the complex and evolving Joint Integration and Development System was key to winning this new award," said Clay Bosler, principal operational architect at SI International. "Under this contract, SI International will be assisting Air Force Space Command to define, develop and field the key communications infrastructures to support the ongoing transformation to a net-centric mode of operations and warfare."

SI International, a member of the Russell 2000 index, is a provider of information technology and network solutions (IT) primarily to the federal government. The company combines technology and industry expertise to provide a full spectrum of state-of-the-practice solutions and services, from design and development to documentation and operations, to assist clients in achieving their missions. SI International is ranked as the 49th largest federal prime IT contractor by Washington Technology and has over 3,800 employees. For more information, see www.si-intl.com.

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