The U.S. Air Force awarded a $24.4 million contract to Intelligent Software Solutions to provide software support for Army and Air Force operations around the world.

“This is a continuation of long-standing work we’ve been doing with the Air Force,” said ISS President and CEO Jay Jesse.

It is the 15th task order from a $583 million contract ISS was awarded in 2012. Jesse expects the company will work on that contract another three years.

This $24.4 million contract will lead to the addition of 18-20 software developers, most of whom will work at the ISS headquarters in Colorado Springs, he said.

“We expect another award within the next week,” Jesse said. “We’re hopeful that will come in.”

ISS provides data delivery, analysis and other computer services and products to government and commercial clients. Most ISS engineers hold Department of Defense security clearances.

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“We are building software tools for the Air Force to be used in prosecution of any campaigns,” Jesse said. “They deploy those to support whatever missions they are working on — homeland defense, overseas wartime efforts.”

In addition to the federal agencies, ISS also works with agencies in Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Colombia, Australia, the United Kingdom and others.

Known as Air Space Precision Engagement Research and Engineering, the program called for ISS to provide an advanced software development framework for building intelligence analysis and data fusion software, according to a news release by ISS.