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Centuria wins _97 Million National Weather Service IT Support Contract

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This is the biggest IT services contract till now received in 2010, the also provide Program management services.

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									Centuria wins $97 Million National Weather Service IT Support Contract


DULLES, VIRGINIA – Centuria has been awarded the Mission Support Information
Technology Services (MSITS) task order under the Veterans Technology Services
(VETS) Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) to provide comprehensive
life-cycle support for the Next Generation Radar (NEXRAD) network, operated by
the National Weather Service, Federal Aviation Administration, and United States
Air Force. Under this task order, Centuria will support ongoing base operations
and maintenance to the nation's weather radar infrastructure to include systems
integration, proprietary software development, systems and software testing,
data management and systems documentation, and provide engineering support
for special projects, such as radar product or system improvements and possible
radar relocation. This task order has a 10-year period of performance and the
ceiling value is approximately $97 million. This is the biggest IT services contract
till now received in 2010, the also provide Program management services.


The Radar Operations Center, headquartered in Norman, Oklahoma, provides
national and international weather radar data used by the Department of
Commerce, Department of Defense, Department of Transportation and
Department of Homeland Security as well as radio and television stations across
the country. The NEXRAD network of 167 weather radar sites forms the
foundation of all national weather forecasting, and collects data for extreme
weather notification and safety systems, military operations, and emergency
management systems. NEXRAD data is also used by the FAA as an overlay on
flight radar to enhance flight safety.


To date Centuria has received 169 million in total awards under the VETS contract
making Centuria one of the most successful VETS awardees.

								
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