The Small Business Administration, through its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, requires 11 federal departments and agencies to reserve a percentage of their annual R&D dollars for award to small business. SBIR stimulates high technology development and encourages the commercialization of the technology, product, or service, which, in turn, stimulates the U. S. economy.
Through a highly competitive process StormCenter was selected by NASA to receive an initial SBIR Phase 1 contract (NNX11CH53P) for Real-time COAST Visualization and Collaboration. A Phase 2 down-select resulted in the award of contract NNX12CA85C for A Robust Real-time Collaboration Technology for Decision Support in Multi-platform Virtual Globe Environments.
StormCenter is now in Phase 3, which allows federal agencies to contract for work in the following areas on a sole-source basis with no further justification or approval required:
- Collaborative decision-making using a Common Operating Picture (COP),
- Decision support services requiring geospatial situational awareness,
- Cross-platform virtual globe collaboration,
- Visualization of earth science data using 3-D virtual globes,
- Real-time collaboration using geobrowsers (GIS platforms and map viewers: ESRI ArcGIS, NASA World Wind, Google Earth,...), and
- Innovation, training, or support related to any of these topics.
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The National Weather Service has issued IDIQ task order contract DG133W-13-CQ-0041 with a period of performance through September 24, 2018. Click here for information on using this contract vehicle.