FAA awards USD 292m contract to Leidos for information display system

Leidos (NYSE:LDOS), a Virginia-based science and technology company, has announced it was awarded a prime contract by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to design and develop a system to provide real-time access to essential weather, aeronautical and National Airspace System (NAS) information, the company said.

The information will be provided through a common, NAS-wide Enterprise – Information Display System (E-IDS). The scalable, cloud-ready solution will replace five legacy systems as part of FAA´s Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) modernization project. The single award contract holds an approximate value of USD 292 million. It includes a four-year base period and 11 one-year options. Work will be performed in Gaithersburg, Md., Eagan, Minn., and Chesapeake, Va.

Through this contract, Leidos will perform the critical activities required to deliver E-IDS, including: program management, systems engineering, design and development, system test and evaluation, training, production, and site implementation. The system will be developed to run on a combination of physical resources at more than 400 FAA NAS facilities and on FAA virtualized platforms including the Integrated Enterprise Services Platform (IESP) and the Enterprise Information Management (EIM) Data Platform (DP) using FAA Cloud Services (FCS). The E-IDS provides the FAA access to efficient configuration and data management tools to meet the current and evolving needs of the NAS stakeholders.

Leidos is an information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world´s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets.