SI International to upgrade Global Positioning System

RESTON, Va., 6 April 2005. SI International, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded a prime contract by the Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) to provide engineering, planning, and programming support for the Global Positioning System (GPS).

RESTON, Va., 6 April 2005. SI International, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded a prime contract by the Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) to provide engineering, planning, and programming support for the Global Positioning System (GPS).

The competitive task order has a one-year base period with four one-year options. The contract's value is $11.46 million over five years, if all options are exercised. The contracting authority was Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Directorate of Requirements, Space-Based Navigation Branch.

The work includes GPS Modernization and GPS Military User Equipment efforts. In the area of space modernization, SI International has supported the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), and Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) for more than ten years.

"Through our longstanding relationship with the Air Force Space Command, SI International has developed industry-recognized expertise in military space operations," said Ray Oleson, chairman and CEO of SI International. "We look forward to the ongoing opportunities to support the transformation of our nation's military posture though our demonstrated capabilities in space systems engineering, the Global Positioning System, operational architecture, military satellite communications, command and control systems, and information assurance."

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 technological and industry expertise to provide a full spectrum of state-of-the-practice solutions and services, from design and development to documentation and operations that assist clients in achieving their missions. For more information, see www.si-intl.com.

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