The Air Force 55th Contracting Squadron at Offutt AFB, NE has awarded a contract to Utica’s Quanterion Solutions Incorporated to operate its Data and Analysis Center for Software Basic Center Operations (DACS BCO). Under the $33.9M contract, Quanterion will serve as a Center of Excellence for the DoD in Software Engineering collecting, analyzing and disseminating technical information. Quanterion President Preston MacDiarmid indicated that although key additions to the ten year old company’s staff have already been made, additional software professionals are being sought for both its Utica and Rome offices.

Thomas McGibbon, the company’s Director of Software Engineering will serve as the Program Manager for the new contract which is technically managed by the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate in Rome, NY and is administered by the Defense Technical Information Center at Ft. Belvoir, VA. The Center is one of ten such centers in the DoD’s Information Analysis Center (IAC) program; Quanterion also operates the basic operations of the Reliability Information Analysis Center(RIAC) locally.

Joining Quanterion as subcontractors in the contract operation are Syracuse University, the University of Southern California, the State University of New York (SUNY) and Allen Corporation. The primary operation of the Center will be at the SUNY Institute of Technology in Utica, NY.