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