SAIC to Update Air Force Weather Reporting Tech Under $630M Contract; Bob Genter, Andrew Boyd Quoted

Bob Genter
Bob Genter

Science Applications International Corp. has secured a potential  five-year, $630 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force's 557th Weather Wing modernize hardware and software for its Technology Application Development and Sustainment system, the company announced Wednesday.

“Air Force warfighters need the latest and most accurate weather data to effectively carry out their mission, and TADS will provide them with innovative new capabilities to provide critical environmental situational awareness when and where they are needed,” said Bob Genter, executive vice president and general manager of SAIC's civilian business.

The IDIQ contract has a six-month extension. Unisys Federal, acquired by SAIC in March, was the original recipient of the contract. SAIC will support application development, software integration, application infrastructure, cloud migration, hardware, security and data management to support the development of accurate and timely weather reports. 

SAIC will plan the prototyping and integration of new technologies to increase advance environmental intelligence in mission planning and execution across Department of Defense and coalition operations. The company will also utilize modular, interoperable components. 

TADS will move the service to a software-centric, cloud-based approach to efficiently respond to mission needs, including disaster recovery and increased collaboration. The TADS system will fully integrate multi-level cybersecurity capabilities and increase overall system reliability and performance with constant system operational availability in support of all combatant commands, national agencies and international organizations.

TADS will address the objective of Air Force Weather to investigate and implement innovative ideas to improve mission performance such as big data analytics, machine learning and improvements in meteorological and space weather science. 

“The TADS contract award is the culmination of a two-year effort to demonstrate our efficient and comprehensive capabilities to the Air Force Weather community,” said Andrew Boyd, senior VP of defense services at SAIC. “We are pleased to have been selected, marking SAIC’s continued success in winning new business in critical mission support areas where best practices in technology and innovation are of high value to the customer.”

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SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation’s digital transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, IT modernization, and mission solutions. 

Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

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