The Space Force grants $1 billion contract for ground system software

The Space Force’s organization responsible for developing and acquiring technologies at a faster pace has announced the selection of 20 small businesses for a potential seven-year, $1 billion contract vehicle focused on software development. The Space Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO) aimed to hire a group of companies to support the service branch’s efforts in developing a next-generation ground system that utilizes a commercial cloud architecture.

Awardees will compete for task orders under the Rapid Resilient Command and Control program, also known as R2C2, as announced in a Thursday release by the Space RCO. R2C2 is a small business set-aside contract with an initial five-year base period and a single two-year option.

The companies selected for the program include Aalyria Technologies, A.i. solutions, Defense Unicorns, FTI – Frontier Technology, Giuseppe Engineering, Infinity Systems Engineering, IS4S – Integrated Solutions for Systems, NewSat North America, Northstrat, Omitron, Omni Federal, Pacific Crest Alliance, Picogrid, Quantum Research International

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