M2 Strategy is part of a winning team led by INNOVIM that has been selected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for a ProTech-Satellite Domain small-business contract award as part of a suite of multiple-award Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts. This contract will support the full range of satellite activities, including satellite missions, which NOAA manages or in which NOAA participates, and management of the environmental data resulting from those missions. NOAA’s environmental satellite data are essential for forecasting weather, analyzing environmental and climate phenomena, and monitoring hazards worldwide.

To fulfill its responsibilities, NOAA/National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) acquires and manages the Nation’s operational environmental satellites, provides data and information services including Earth system monitoring, performs data and information product stewardship and preservation, develops and produces information products and models derived from observed data, performs official assessments of the environment, and conducts related applied research. This 24/7 global coverage provides a constant stream of information that is crucial to planning for and responding to climate, weather, and ocean events that impact our daily lives.

M2 Strategy, an exemplary architect of complex organizational design, strategic planning, and tactical project management, has provided key functional and technical support to NESDIS’ GOES-R program and User Readiness since 2011. A proud NOAA partner for the past 14 years, M2 Strategy supports both NESDIS and the National Weather Service (NWS) through multiple contracts. M2 Strategy is part of a superbly qualified team INNOVIM assembled which collectively provides unparalleled expertise to support NOAA’s satellite enterprise goals:

Prime Contractor – INNOVIM: Founded in 2002, INNOVIM is a NOAA- and NASA-focused, woman-owned small business (WOSB) based in Maryland. The company emphasizes innovation and integration of sciences, technology, software and systems engineering, and program management. INNOVIM’s very existence is predicated upon the collection, dissemination, and exploitation of environmental intelligence. A proud NOAA partner for the past 12 years, INNOVIM supports both NESDIS and the National Weather Service (NWS) through multiple prime contracts and subcontracts. In anticipation of the technically diverse nature of ProTech work, Innovim established multiple agreements with specialty companies. INNOVIM also assembled a superbly qualified team that collectively provides unparalleled expertise to support NOAA’s satellite enterprise goals:

Orbital ATK is a premier provider of space-related engineering services to government agencies and laboratories. A leader in aerospace and defense technologies, Orbital ATK designs, builds, delivers, and services low-Earth and geosynchronous space systems to customers around the world, including the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS)-2 spacecraft.

The Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC), in partnership with NOAA, proposes, tests, and evaluates instruments and sensors onboard each generation of polar-orbiting and geostationary satellites, including JPSS and Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES-R). SSEC is a leader in developing the algorithms and designing the ground and archive systems necessary to process data from geostationary and polar-orbiting platforms.

a.i. solutions has over 20 years’ experience supporting the design, development, and operation of more than 200 space missions. They are the creators and developers of FreeFlyer®, the widely used commercial spacecraft flight dynamics, analysis, and operations software. a.i. solutions supports NOAA’s mission via orbit design, mission analysis, orbit determination, pre- and post-launch support, and attitude determination for NOAA-N, -N’, GOES-N through -R, Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP), JPSS, and the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR).

Jeffries Technologies Solutions, Inc. (JeTSI) is a woman-owned small business that has delivered decades of experience on JPSS, GOES-R, and other US Government and international satellite ground systems. JeTSI provides comprehensive analysis in support of critical decisions in architecture, systems design, concept of operations, cost analysis and planning, and implementation.

DB Consulting Group, Inc. (DB) is a mature, highly qualified minority-owned small business with CMMI ® Maturity Level 3 and ISO 9001:2015 credentials.  DB offers IT expertise to NOAA and NASA in the areas of system and software development, IT security, enterprise architecture, systems engineering, program management, software and applications development.

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