Colossal contract: Colorado Springs defense contractors get slice of $496 million deal
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Colorado Springs-based defense contractors Boecore Inc. and Summit Technical Solutions LLC, plus two out-of-state companies, will share a five-year, $496 million contract under which they will compete to win orders for specific tasks from the Army Space and Missile Defense Command and other military units.

Partly as a result of winning the contract - the largest Boecore has ever received - the company has hired 37 employees so far this year and expects to add about 100 more by year's end, founder and CEO Kathy Boe said.

The work will be mostly in Colorado Springs and Huntsville, Ala., where Boecore operates a satellite office, and includes technical, advisory, assistance and operational support services for missile and cyberdefense, war fighter training, force tracking and imagery.

The contract was awarded May 21 to Boecore, Summit, PeopleTec Inc. of Huntsville and Alpha-Omega Change Engineering Inc. of Williamsburg, Va., from 10 bids, according to a Department of Defense news release.

"Winning this contract allows Boecore to further support Army Space and Missile Defense Command and Army Forces Strategic Command by providing exceptional technical capabilities and expertise in support of their mission needs," Boe said Friday in a news release.

Boecore has done work for the two commands under a five-year, $30 million contract awarded in 2012 to provide information technology services, including work on the Army's Command Information Management System.

Boecore employs 213, including 160 in Colorado Springs, to complete systems engineering and software development for the Army Space and Missile Defense Command, enterprise network support and cybersecurity services for the Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and several Army, Navy and Air Force commands.

The 15-year-old company also provides mission support services and operates satellite offices in Arizona, California, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.

Summit employs 420 in Colorado Springs, Huntsville, Lee's Summit, Mo., Shreveport, La., and Germany to provide software and systems engineering, testing and training, records management and cybersecurity services.

The company was started in 2001 by Kelly Terrien, who was named Colorado's Small Business Person of the Year in 2011.

Summit officials were not available for comment Friday.

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