Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) announced today it was awarded a prime contract by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to provide safety and mission assurance engineering support services at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX and the White Sands Test Facility near Las Cruces, N.M. The single-award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a three-year base period of performance, two one-year options, and a total contract value of approximately $202 million, if all options are exercised.
NASA's Johnson Space Center is focused on the development, operation and integration of human space exploration missions. It is the home of the astronaut corps, and is the lead NASA center for the International Space Station. Its White Sands Test Facility is a resource for safely testing and evaluating potentially hazardous materials and components. Under the contract, SAIC will support the safety and mission assurance directorate in providing programmatic support to the International Space Station, Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, Extravehicular Activity Office, Advanced Exploration Systems Office, and any future programs and projects performed by Johnson. The contract also requires SAIC to provide support associated with safety, reliability, maintainability, quality and risk management at Johnson and the White Sands Test Facility.
"We are honored to continue our support to NASA's critical safety and mission assurance function at the Johnson Space Center," said Dan Harris, SAIC customer group senior vice president. "SAIC is committed to providing NASA with the expertise needed to keep our astronauts safe, while preparing for the next chapter in human space flight."
Source: Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI)
Date: Jun 24, 2013