Contract Award: Space Systems Open Architecture Engineering Services

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The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWARSYSCOM), on behalf of the Program Executive Office – Space Systems (PEO-SS), awarded a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) $3,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to SBG Technology Solutions of Stafford, Virginia.

SBG Technology Solutions will provide PEO Space Systems with program management, and engineering, analytical and technical services support possessing experience with the MUOS Program, the Navy’s ForceNet Program, the Global Information Grid, Open Architecture software/hardware issues and Operational Experience across traditional naval warfare and space domains to provide technical analysis, implementation collaboration and meeting liaison in support of PEO IWS, MUOS, ForceNet, Open Architecture, NESI, and Global Information Grid Navy- wide Enterprise Team initiatives. The Space Open Architecture requirement surfaced as a result of the USD (AT&L) promulgated guidance memoranda concerning implementing Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA), directing the services to implement Open Architecture tenets. In response to this mandate, PEO IWS created the Open Architecture Enterprise Team (OAET) to oversee and facilitate OA implementation across PEO domains. PEO Space Systems participates in the Open Architecture (OA) effort, the Netcentric Enterprise Solutions for Interoperability (NESI) effort, ForceNet Working Groups, Global Information Grid Working Groups, and the Geospatial Intelligence Working Group (GWG) to develop the technical architecture, OA implementation guidance, OA technical criteria and reusable software components that can facilitate design, implementation and maintenance for information systems that support Network Centric Warfare (NCW) and contribute to the development of ForceNet capable systems for Space Systems. These initiatives are further closely inter-related to ongoing ForceNet and GIG Navy/DoD initiatives.

The Program Executive Officer for Space Systems is pursuing efforts sanctioned by PEO IWS to support functions and participation on numerous OA related working groups. Extensive contractor program support will be required to augment PEO Space System’s and PEO IWS’s limited staff and accomplish these efforts within the aggressive schedule constraints that have been established by PEO IWS. Technical support requirements will include program management, program support, systems engineering and integration analysis, acquisition management, contract management analysis, risk management, program scheduling and planning, contract planning, extensive briefing support, and the final development and staffing of requirements, specifications, planning documents, program plans, and concept documents to support existing and future PEO IWS requirements as well as ongoing Open Architecture/ForceNet Risk Reduction Experimentation initiatives.

SBG Technology Solutions also will assist PEO Space Systems and PEO IWS in monitoring ongoing OA efforts at other agencies and organizations. Contractor support will include close liaison with the National Reconnaissance Office and PEO IWS

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