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US Space Force Space Systems Command Awards SATCOM Prototype Contract to NIC4 – SatNews

NIC4a subsidiary of Network innovationsreceived a Service Provider Registry (SPR), a component of Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Enterprise Management and Control (EM&C). This software development effort is for the United States Space Force (USSF), Space Systems Command (SSC)through the Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC) inasmuch as Other Transaction Authority (OTA) Agreement.

The SPR prototype represents the company’s fourth major award under the EM&C program. The purpose of the SPR prototype is to provide a structured and authoritative catalog of commercial and military SATCOM services that can be assigned to fulfill defense department (DoD) SATCOM Mission Requirements.

It is an essential part of the EM&C planning element that will combine knowledge of missions, services, terminals and threats for optimal planning and provisioning of DoD terminals for mission operations. The SPR prototype will also capture space and ground segment infrastructure descriptions and parameterization.

The implementation will be developed and delivered as a set of scalable microservices within a stackable and secure cloud architecture. It will be hosted on a platform as a service provided by the government that includes cybersecurity and automated testing as an integral part of the software development and deployment process. This will enable rapid delivery of progressively expanded feature sets within an agile framework.

The Service Provider Registry prototype is our next step towards achieving our first operational capability for EM&C. It is centered on an integrated SATCOM common operating picture with alerts, health and status, and operational readiness of terminal, space and ground components, providing SATCOM when and where it is needed worldwide“, said Lt. Col. Gary ThompsonChief of SATCOM Capability Integration at Space Systems Command.

NIC4 is honored to continue to support the USSF in providing highly flexible and resilient SATCOM services to the U.S. military, to ensure our forces continue to benefit from information dominance on the battlefield in the face of challenging new and increasingly difficult areas of conflict.,” said Chad GatlinCEO of NIC4.

NIC4 (part of the Network Innovations group) is a satellite communications integrator focused on providing and supporting systems, enabling the US government to stay connected anywhere. Incorporated in 2011 as the Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) division, NIC4 provides communications and connectivity solutions by capitalizing on a team of industry professionals strategically located around the world. NIC4 specializes in the development and delivery of turnkey communications solutions for military, public safety and government agencies. Integrating cellular, terrestrial and satellite communication technologies, NIC4’s value lies in its ability to custom design and deliver agile and secure mission-critical connectivity solutions that enable teams to succeed. Everywhere. Please visit for more information