Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, is one of six candidate locations the Department of the Air Force selected for U.S. Space Command headquarters. Credit: Air Force

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Space Force awarded LinQuest Corp. a $200 million contract for advisory and support services for one of the service’s field commands, the Defense Department announced Feb. 16.

The contract is for work performed at the Space Operations Command headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, between now and February 2030. The Space Operations Command is one of the Space Force’s field commands stood up in October.

The $200 million award follows previous contracts the company received from U.S. Space Command for support services. LinQuest in 2019 received a $9.2 million contract to help with the standup of the command and a $14 million follow-on contract in 2020. The company provides full-time support staff and advisors to the command.

Based in Los Angeles, LinQuest is a longtime support contractor of the Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center and other defense organizations.

The company in October acquired The Perduco Group, a provider of data analytics, modeling and simulation services for military and intelligence agencies.

Sandra Erwin writes about military space programs, policy, technology and the industry that supports this sector. She has covered the military, the Pentagon, Congress and the defense industry for nearly two decades as editor of NDIA’s National Defense...