Engineering services provider LinQuest Corp. of Los Angeles has won a four-year contract worth $34 million from the U.S. Air Force to support one of the Pentagon’s most influential space offices.

As part of a task order, LinQuest will support the office of the Air Force’s executive agent for space, which handles satellite architecture development, integrates satellite capabilities across the U.S. government and helps operate the Defense Space Council.

“LinQuest is honored to have this opportunity to support DoD’s critically important efforts in forging a more effective, resilient, and affordable future national security space architecture,” Joe Dodd, LinQuest’s vice president for enterprise initiatives, said in a Sept. 9 press release.

Deborah Lee James, in her role as the secretary of the Air Force, also holds the title of executive agent for space. Senior Pentagon leaders are expected to designate that position as the principal Department of Defense space adviser in coming weeks, a move that will give James expanded oversight responsibilities.

Mike Gruss covers military space issues, including the U.S. Air Force and Missile Defense Agency, for SpaceNews. He is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.