Springs-based Boecore wins $30 million defense contract [The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.)]
(Gazette (Colorado Springs, CO) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Jan. 12--Boecore Inc. has won a five-year, $30 million contract to provide information technology support for the Army Space and Missile Defense Command and Army Forces Strategic Command in Colorado Springs and Huntsville, Ala.
The Colorado Springs-based software-development and information technology defense contractor plans to hire about 50 people this year to complete the contract, as well as two recent subcontracts it's received for work on Army and Air Force projects, Boecore CEO Kathy Boe said Friday.
The latest contract, in which Boecore will perform work for the Army's Command Information Management System, is the largest the company has won as a prime contractor.
Boecore employs 160 and an affiliated staffing company employs another 25. Boecore develops operates and maintains missile defense, space and enterprise network systems for the several military agencies.
Boecore and subcontractor Science Applications International Corp. were among 16 bidders for the contract, which begins Feb. 1 and ends Jan. 31, 2018, according to a Department of Defense news release.
The Army Space and Missile Defense Command and Army Forces Strategic Command will assign task orders under the contract for program management, network and systems administration, help desk support, information assurance, software management and video teleconferencing support, among other projects. Boe said she was pleased that her company was chosen to provide a variety of information technology services to the two commands.
"This opportunity will allow Boecore to expand our presence in both Colorado Springs and Huntsville," she said.Boe declined to identify the prime contractor or value for the two recent subcontracts her company won. But, one is a 10-year deal that involves cyberspace, systems integration and testing for the Army, she said. The other is a seven-year deal that involves system integration for the Air Force.
Boecore already added 22 employees last year, mostly because of a $12 million subcontract to continue work on the Ground-based Midcourse Defense element of the ballistic missile defense system under a $3.84 billion contract awarded to a team headed by Boeing.
Boecore also was among 385 contractors selected by the Navy last year to compete for $5.3 billion a year in logistics, engineering, information technology and training tasks under the Seaport Enhanced contract.
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