Tag Archives: NOAA

Commerce Department Enters Open Data Alliance with Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Open Cloud Consortium

TYSONS CORNER, VA April 22, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker has enlisted the industry’s help in the department’s mission to release its rich stores of weather, ocean, climate and water information to the general public, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The data alliance tasks Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) Web Services, Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Cloud Platform, IBM, …

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Orbital ATK to Deliver More Polar-Orbiting Satellites to NASA, NOAA

Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) will design, manufacture, integrate and test the Joint Polar Satellite System 2 spacecraft under a $253 million delivery order from NASA through the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition III contract vehicle. NASA said Monday the company will also provide mission operations support and five Flight Segment Emulators for JPSS-2, which will support the National Oceanic …

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IBM, Cray to Help NOAA Expand Supercomputing System; Anne Altman Comments

IBM has been selected to upgrade the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s supercomputing system for forecasting. Cray has also partnered with IBM for the work to expand the capacity of NOAA’s two operational supercomputers to 2.5 petaflops by October 2015, the agency said Monday. “These capabilities enable NOAA experts and researchers to make forecasts …

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NASA Extends Northrop’s Environmental Satellite Radiometer Contract

A Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) subsidiary has been awarded a $121 million contract modification to develop a microwave sounding instrument for the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 spacecraft. NASA said Wednesday Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems will produce and test the JPSS-2 Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder as well as deliver satellite launch …

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Chieh-san Cheng: GST Extends NOAA Weather Data Program Support

Global Science & Technology will continue its operations and expansion support for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s National Mesonet Program under a potential $11.36 million task order from the National Weather Service. The company said Wednesday it received the task order through NOAA’s Scientific and Technical Support Services Next Generation indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity vehicle. …

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NASA Issues $221M Infrared Instrument Contract Extension to Exelis

Exelis‘ (NYSE: XLS) geospatial systems division has received a $221 million contract modification from NASA to continue support for the agency’s Joint Polar Satellite System-2 mission for an additional three years. The contract covers work to manufacture, test, deliver, integrate and perform launch and post-launch support of the Cross-track Infrared Sounder instrument for the JPSS-2 mission, …

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Ball Aerospace to Build Ozone Mapping Instrument for NOAA Mission

Ball Aerospace and Technology (NYSE: BLL) has won a $113 million contract to build an instrument for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s ozone mapping and profiling mission. Boulder, Colorado-based Ball Aerospace will also work to integrate the Ozone Mapping and Profiling Suite system into the Joint Polar Satellite System-2, test the instrument and support the spacecraft’s …

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NOAA Taps 8 Firms for $250M Nautical Chart Data Services IDIQ

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has selected eight companies to help the agency’s coast survey office update nautical charts for mariners under a potential five-year, $250 million contract. Companies with positions on the Hydrographic Surveying Services contract will compete for task orders to perform work for the maps that are used …

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Todd Stottlemyer: Acentia Subsidiary Extends IT Services Work for NOAA Office

An Acentia subsidiary has won a five-year, $97.2 million contract to provide satellite mission operations and maintenance support to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The company said Tuesday that 2020 Company will provide operations and maintenance, systems engineering and program management support services to NOAA’s satellite and product operations office. Work will occur at the …

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Harris Hands NOAA Weather Satellite Simulators; Romy Olaisen Comments

Harris Corp. (NYSE:HRS) has provided five simulators to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for a satellite system intended to help meteorological bureaus detect, identify and track severe weather conditions. Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R series satellites are designed to acquire and transmit 40 times the amount of data currently provided by …

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