NOAA Awards General Dynamics High-Performance Computing Contract
February 21, 2020
10-year, $505 million contract will utilize GDIT’s expanding supercomputing capabilities to support NOAA’s weather and climate forecasting.
FAIRFAX, Va. – General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) today announced it was awarded a new contract by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS). GDIT will provide supercomputing resources as-a-service through NOAA’s Weather and Climate Operational Supercomputing System (WCOSS) contract. The systems will be designed, deployed and managed by GDIT and used to perform intense modeling of weather and climate patterns for use in generating forecast products supporting the National Weather Service.
The single-award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) blanket purchase agreement (BPA) holds a total estimated value of $505 million. It includes a base period of eight years with one two-year option. Through this contract, GDIT will receive task orders related to high-performance computing (HPC) deliverables, including an initial task order of $150 million.
“We are excited to expand our work with NOAA and support their critical weather forecasting mission through GDIT’s supercomputing and data center solutions,” said Vice President Kevin Connell, head of GDIT’s Science and Engineering Business Area. “Through this contract, the National Weather Service will expand their current computing power by more than 200 percent and continue to optimize their ability to provide accurate and timely weather forecasts. On behalf of GDIT’s company-wide High Performance Computing Center of Excellence, we look forward to supporting the National Weather Service’s numerical weather prediction and helping NOAA protect lives and property.”