Top 10 Contractors
International Business Machines Corporation $270,673,071
Noblis, Inc. $219,611,251
Raytheon Company $217,866,644
Saic, Inc. $209,910,764
Wyle Information Systems, LLC $178,942,835
The Aerospace Corporation $145,029,952
I.M. Systems Group, Inc. $132,185,860
Emhart Corporation $119,169,317
Computer Sciences Corporation $107,915,365
Northrop Grumman Corporation $91,496,524
IBM was awarded a nine-year contract from the NOAA in 2002 to help meteorologists and scientists improve climate and weather forecasts. The IBM supercomputers will process more data and generate highly advanced models to help meteorologists make more accurate forecasts.
Noblis provides the NOAA with high-level planning and design in the development and management of systems that support NOAA's core programs, and technical engineering support for testing, selecting, and implementing technology.
Raytheon Company was contracted to maintain, operate and upgrade high performance computing platforms for the NOAA's three primary weather and climate research labs: the National Center for Environmental Prediction, the Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, and the Earth Systems Research Laboratory.
Saic was awarded a $250 million contract to provide hyrographic surveying services to support NOAA's nautical charting mission by collecting, processing, analyzing, and reporting sonar, tidal, water level, and other hydrographic survey data which will be used in updating nautical charts.
Wyle Information Systems provides a comprehensive range of Information Technology services.
The Aerospace Corporation supports the NOAA in architecture development, system requirements management, major system acquisition support, operational polar and geostationary satellite systems and associated ground systems development and planning.
The I.M. Systems Group has a Blanket Purchase Agreement with the NOAA in which they provide project-specific scientific and technical support that are relevant to and advance NOAA's overall mission, strategic objectives, and program-specific goals.
The Computer Sciences Corporation has been contracted to provide the NOAA with Information Technology services, including Cost/benefit and requirements analyses, business process reengineering, capital investment planning, technical feasibility studies, capacity planning, and independent verification and validation - assessments, testing, and recommendations.
Northrop Grumman Corporation was awarded a contract, along with other companies, to design and build a climate satellite. Northrop Grumman will design a platform with enabling technologies including enhanced data handling on the ground, as well as an improved spacecraft integrated with state-of-the-art sensors.