Serco Secures $57M Contract from U.S. Space Force to Modernize GEODSS System; Dave Dacquino Quoted

Serco has secured a six-year, $57 million contract from the U.S. Space Force to manage, operate and maintain the Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS) system, the company announced on Monday.  The contract has an eight-month base period and six one-year option years.

“This win builds on Serco’s presence in the space domain, in particular our UK & Europe division with its contracts in earth observation support services and spacecraft and satellite management,” said Dave Dacquino, Serco’s chairman and CEO.

Secro will provide modification services to the GEODDS system that supports the U.S. Strategic Command and theater war fighters’ requirements through the detection and surveillance of deep space satellites using one-meter telescopes that are equipped with highly sensitive digital camera technology.

The GEODSS system also detects, tracks, identifies and reports on all deep-space man-made objects in the Earth’s orbit.  The system requires both new objects that are discovered and objects already in the catalogue require regular observations in order to keep the orbit information accurate.

In addition, Serco’s operators will perform space observation, including operating the telescopes, maintaining and supporting the systems and logging and reporting the findings to support the Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC), the National Space Defense Center (NSDC) and the 18th Space Control Squadron (SPCS).

Serco will provide Space Object Identification tasks for the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC).  Serco will also supply operation and maintenance (O&M), and exercise and testing, and mission systems maintenance including repairs, logistics management, civil engineering, and support depot modifications.

Work will be performed at all three geographically-separated GEODSS locations in Socorro, New Mexico; Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT); and Maui, Hawaii. “This is an exciting new win for Serco in supporting the U.S. Space Force and their GEODSS systems as it goes through upgrades and expansions,”  added Dacquino.

About Serco Inc. 

Serco Inc. is a leading provider of professional, technology, and management services. We advise, design, integrate, and deliver solutions that transform how clients achieve their missions. Our customer-first approach, robust portfolio of services, and global experience enable us to respond with solutions that achieve outcomes with value.

Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Serco Inc. has approximately 8,000 employees and annual revenue of $1.2 billion. Serco Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Serco Group plc, a $4 billion international business that helps transform government and public services around the world.

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