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SpaceWERX Soliciting SBIR Proposals for Spaceports’ Information Networks

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SpaceWERX Soliciting SBIR Proposals for Spaceports’ Information Networks

 SpaceWERX, the Space Force’s technology unit, is seeking proposals from small businesses on American space launch sites’ information systems modernization. The project, dubbed Digital Spaceport of the Future Challenge, is open to U.S.-based companies with 500 employees or less, with proposals submitted through the Department of Defense’s Small Business Innovation Research website. 

SpaceWERX is collaborating in the solicitation with the Space Systems Command’s Assured Access to Space office, Space News reported.

The project calls for proposals focused on three layers, including the infrastructure layer wherein seamless operability is needed in the interfaces between legacy and modern hardware and software. 

The proposals should also address data layer management within a central and secure system, as well as offer technologies for an application layer for instant data access in internal and external communications. 

The projected value of the SpaceWERX modernization contract awards has not been announced yet. For fiscal years 2024 to 2028, the Space Force has a potential $1.3 billion in modernization funds

One of the budget priorities for the upgrades is information technology architecture, according to Brig. Gen. Kristin Panzenhagen, the Space Force’s program executive officer for assured access to space.

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