Engility Holdings secured $14 million in task order awards from NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. Engility scientists will conduct HPC software development and optimization, help users gain scientific insights, and maintain cyber security controls on NOAA’s R&D High Performance Computing System. These services assist NOAA GFDL in enhancing and advancing their HPC capability to explore and understand climate and weather.
“As we saw with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, a deeper understanding of climate and weather are critical to America’s preparedness, infrastructure and security stance,” said Lynn Dugle, CEO of Engility. “Engility has been at the forefront of leveraging HPC to advance scientific discovery and solve the toughest engineering problems. HPC is, and will continue to be, an area of high interest and value among our customers as they seek to analyze huge and ever-expanding data sets.”
Under the two task orders, the Engility team will also provide data analytics, web development, visualization and network support across the entire GFDL organization. The time and materials awards were both made in the third quarter of 2017 and each have a base year with one option year.
Engility is a leader in HPC capabilities, providing solutions that increase system performance and improve workforce capacity to enable scientific advancements. In addition to the weather and climate modeling work for NOAA, the company works with DODresearchers to offer strategic insights and trusted advice through activities such as algorithm development and implementation, code porting and development, and specialized training. For the Food and Drug administration, Engility builds fast, reliable and adaptable HPC architectures that accommodate analyses of complex data sets, such as rapid genomics analyses.