USAF AFRL RISE Protest Settled In Millennium’s Favor; Contract Execution Commences

Albuquerque, NM (April 15, 2020) – The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has denied the protest lodged in December, 2019 after the United States Air Force (USAF) re-affirmed award of the Research and Development Integrated Space Experiments (RISE) contract to Millennium, a seven year, $340,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ), single award contract to support the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Space Vehicles Directorate (RV). This paves the way for contract execution, so phase-in for this all important contract has begun and full execution began on 1 April 2020.

Millennium provides research, engineering, and technical management for performing space technology concept development, analysis, development, integration, experimentation, demonstration, and evaluation in support of AFRL/RV. The contract will be executed at Kirkland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

“Millennium is excited that the protest was settled in our favor, and we are looking forward to partnering with the Air Force Research Laboratory to develop and transition technologies to enable advanced space capabilities and help maintain our Nation’s advantage in space,” said Patrick Murphy, President/CEO of Millennium. The RISE effort was originally awarded in March, 2019, and endured two rounds of protest.