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AF Seeks Info on Commercial Weather Data Services for DoD Space-Based Environmental Monitoring

AF Seeks Info on Commercial Weather Data Services for DoD Space-Based Environmental Monitoring - top government contractors - best government contracting event

airforceThe U.S. Air Force has issued a request for information on commercial weather data services that could help address the Defense Department's requirements for space-based environmental monitoring weather information.

The remote sensing systems directorate of the service branch’s space and missile systems center asked interested companies to submit white papers as responses to the RFI by Jan. 29, according to a FedBizOpps notice published Dec. 23.

SBEM-related space and terrestrial weather requirements include cloud characterization, theater weather imagery, ionospheric density, soil moisture, ocean surface vector wind, snow depth, tropical cyclone intensity, sea ice characterization, equatorial ionospheric scintillation, electric field and low Earth orbit energetic charged particle characterization.

According to the notice, the SMC/RS directorate will share the responses with its contractors that work to provide systems engineering, cost estimation, integration analyses, technical reviews and other assessment support services to the program office.

The contractors include The Aerospace Corp., Engility‘s TASC subsidiary, Scitor, Tecolote Research, Quantech Services and Figueroa & Associates.

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Written by Jane Edwards

is a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, where she writes for ExecutiveBiz about IT modernization, cybersecurity, space procurement and industry leaders’ perspectives on government technology trends.

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