Contractors win new business

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There’s plenty of work on the horizon for local defense contractors – or for those with a Pikes Peak regional office. Here’s a look at the most recent contract awards:

Contractor a.i. solutions wins $209 million contract

Take a.i. solutions, for example. The Maryland-based company has been awarded a $209 million contract to provide design, evaluation and analysis support services to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency. The company does work for both the Air Force and NASA in Colorado Springs.

Under the five-year engineering and support services contract with the agency’s Quality, Safety and Mission Assurance Functional Capability Group, a.i. solutions will conduct anomaly and mishap investigations; support design and change evaluations; perform independent verification and validation analysis; and ensure safety compliance. The award is formally known as the MiDAESS contract.

Intelligent Software Solutions gets first-phase Air Force award

The Information Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory was awarded a research and development “effort focused on machine learning applications in the space situational awareness domain” to Colorado Springs-based Intelligent Software Solutions,” the company said in a statement.

“The initial award value of this task is about $700K,” said Vice President for Strategic Initiatives Carl Houghton who said he anticipated additional funding for effort during fiscal years 2011 and 2012 and that the work related to “protecting all U.S. satellite assets.”

Two smaller contracts go to local firms

-U.S. Roads, with offices in Colorado Springs, won an $85,258 federal contract from the U.S. Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base for the repair of a storm water run. The project will be funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

-Defense Training & Development Services, a locally owned company, won a federal contract valued at up to $19,300 from the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command in Warner Robins, Ga., for youth basketball officials, scorekeepers and clock operators, as well as baseball and softball officials.