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Space Development Agency Issues Draft Solicitation for Software Factory

BMC3 application factory

Space Development Agency Issues Draft Solicitation for Software Factory

The Space Development Agency has posted a draft solicitation for the Battle Management Command, Control and Communications Application Factory, a planned internal software development environment for the U.S. Space Force. Capabilities produced by the facility are intended to support the Department of Defense’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control program.

During a National Security Space Association web event, SDA Director Derek Tournear explained that the software factory would create tools for building the operation and support applications for upgrading BMC3 processors aboard orbiting satellites.

SDA seeks industry input on the development of the software factory and integration and testing of BMC3 applications, among other subject areas. The deadline for feedback on the draft is on Dec. 9 and a finalized solicitation is expected to be issued in February, DefenseScoop reported.

According to Tournear, a past speaker for the Potomac Officers Club and a 2021 Wash100 recipient, the agency plans to make an award soon after.

He recently shared agency plans to deploy an initial batch of satellites for the Transport and Tracking Layer satellite constellations as well as concerns about potential delays due to supply chain constraints.

Speaking during the formal transfer of the SDA to the Space Force in October, Tournear affirmed that the agency would continue its focus on the speedy delivery of capabilities.

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