The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (AFSMC) on Thursday awarded Engility, which is now owned by SAIC [SAIC], a $655 million firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursement contract for services to support the center’s forthcoming Enterprise Ground Services effort, a unified satellite ground system architecture to promote resiliency.

The contract supports the Space and Missile Systems Center Advanced Systems and Development Directorate, Ground Systems and Space Operations Division at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico and will provide engineering, development, integration, and sustainment services supporting the current Ground System Enterprise, according to the Jan. 31 contract announcement.

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Engility will continue its support throughout GES’s transition to and buildout of the Enterprise Ground Services. Work will be performed at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico; and Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, and is expected to be completed by Jan. 31, 2026.

Five offers were received, according to the Air Force. $1.5 million in fiscal year 2019 operations and maintenance funds are being obligated at the time of award for the first task order.

Air Force officials previously described the new Enterprise Ground Services concept in 2016, stating its goal is to consolidate existing ground systems and to work with industry partners to outsource command and control (C2) efforts where it makes sense (Defense Daily, Jan. 29, 2016).