June 8, 2019 – Braxton Technologies, LLC has been awarded a $20M Phase III Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract (with $100M ceiling) to support EGS Satellite Operations Prototyping and Integration (SPI). This contract will allow the Space & Missile Systems Center (SMC) and Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) to concentrate resources to provide the most secure, effective, and interoperable tactical C2 experience to mission partners across the Air Force space enterprise. EGS is a government-controlled platform and underlying infrastructure, that will provide ground services and enterprise Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) to support AFSPC space missions.
The SPI subcontractor team is comprised of affiliated companies, Space Ground Systems Solutions (SGSS) and Ingenicomm as well as subcontractors Aurora Cybersecurity, ASRC Federal, Bluestaq, Kratos, LinQuest, Rocket Communications, and SAIC.
EGS was formed out of a mission need to address constraints, challenges and vulnerabilities derived from traditional stove-piped ground systems supporting singularly-focused missions. It is a federated suite of services aiming to eliminate stove-pipes by continuously delivering enterprise tactical C2 services and applications that, when integrated with Mission Partner unique services and applications through the use of System Engineering (SE) principles, will fully enable warfighter effects.
EGS intends to respond to these challenges by bringing Air Force tactical Satellite Operations (SATOPS) command and control into the 21st century by focusing on the rapid and continuous delivery of interoperable services to space warfighters. These services will eventually include all common service requirements across Air Force mission areas that are necessary to command and control satellites while maximizing the implementation of automation, cyber resiliency, and a common user experience.