PRC snares GOES support pact

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration late last week awarded PRC Inc. a $26.6 million contract to support the agency's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite Data Distribution System (GDDS). PRC, the incumbent on the contract, will provide operations, maintenance and technical support for the system.

GDDS receives, processes and distributes data from GOES satellites and distributes data from NOAA's polar-orbiting environmental satellites.

TAC-5 draft RFP on tap

The Navy plans to issue a draft request for proposals for the estimated $500 million Tactical Advanced Computer-5 (TAC-5) contract later this month. Workstations and services acquired by DOD under the contract will be used to provide command and control support. Rather than mail out hard copies, the Navy plans to post the draft RFP and subsequent releases on the World Wide Web and, as a backup, on the TAC-5 electronic bulletin board system. The WWW address is The telephone for the TAC-5 BBS is (202) 433-3360.

GTSI wins IRS desktop pact

Government Technology Services Inc. is scheduled to sign a contract today with the Internal Revenue Service to supply as much as $38.6 million worth of desktop computing technology to the Treasury Department. The firm wrested the two-year Treasury Department Acquisition I pact from Electronic Data Systems Corp. in a re-evaluation of bids ordered by the General Services Administration's Board of Contract Appeals.


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