SOURCE: Centuria Corp

Centuria Corporation

January 25, 2010 08:30 ET

Centuria Awarded $97 Million Contract by National Weather Service

Company to Provide Comprehensive Life-Cycle Support for Next Generation Radar Network

DULLES, VA--(Marketwire - January 25, 2010) - Centuria, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, has been awarded the Mission Support Information Technology Services (MSITS) task order under the Veterans Technology Services (VETS) Government-Wide Acquisition Contract to provide comprehensive life-cycle support for the Next Generation Radar (NEXRAD) network. NEXRAD is operated by the National Weather Service (NWS), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and United States Air Force. This task order has a 10-year period of performance and a ceiling value of approximately $97 million.

Under this task order, Centuria will support ongoing base operations and maintenance to the nation's weather radar infrastructure. Specific services include systems integration, proprietary software development, systems and software testing, data management, and systems documentation, as well as engineering support for special projects, such as radar product or system improvements and possible radar relocation.

The Radar Operations Center (ROC), headquartered in Norman, Oklahoma, provides national and international weather radar data used by the Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, Department of Transportation, and Department of Homeland Security, as well as radio and television stations across the country. The NEXRAD network of 167 weather radar sites forms the foundation of all national weather forecasting, and collects data for extreme weather notification and safety systems, military operations, and emergency management systems. NEXRAD data is also used by the FAA as an overlay on flight radar to enhance flight safety.

Centuria partnered with Serco Inc., which continues more than 12 years of legacy support to the ROC. The two companies bring to bear more than 500 years of collective, direct NEXRAD experience, translating to a zero-risk transition for the customer. "The Centuria leadership team -- including Program Manager, Bill Deringer -- continues a decade of veteran, onsite support that has earned the trust of our customer," stated Tim Green, Centuria's Chief Operations Officer. "We are honored to be chosen to support the NWS under this contract."

About Centuria Corporation

Centuria, a SDVOSB headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, comprises 140 employees in ten states who support the U.S. government nationwide. Centuria is currently ranked as the 15th fastest growing firm in the nation by Inc. Magazine, and has appeared on both the Inc. 500 and the Washington Technology Fast 50 for two consecutive years in 2008 and 2009. Centuria has been featured in articles in both Inc. Magazine and TechBisnow. To date Centuria has been awarded $169 million under the VETS GWAC, making Centuria one of the most successful VETS holders. Centuria is a registered trademark of Centuria Corporation.

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