David E. Steitz
RELEASE NO. 01-121
|For Release: December 13, 2001|
NASA awards multi-million dollar support services contract to SAIC
NASAs Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va., has selected Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) of San Diego, Calif., to provide atmospheric science research and technology support. The cost-plus-award-fee contract is valued at more than $150 million over the next five years.
Specific work areas include scientific, analysis and modeling support as well as consulting, outreach and applications support to the Centers dynamic atmospheric sciences program. SAIC will also maintain and enhance the Agencys Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC), providing documentation for processing, archival and distribution of atmospheric data. Further, the company will provide instrument and sensor development, administrative and logistical support and will develop and maintain web sites or other media to support ASDC functions.
Phase-in activities will begin January 1, 2002, with work expected to begin February 1. Work will be performed primarily at NASA Langley and at SAICs local office in Hampton.
Established in 1917 as the first national civil aeronautics laboratory, NASA Langley is a world-class center for aeronautics, earth science, space technology, and structures and materials research. Seventy percent of Langleys effort is in aeronautics research, working to improve todays aircraft and to develop concepts for future aircraft. The Centers atmospheric sciences program seeks a more detailed understanding of the Earths atmosphere. Langley researchers are also developing technology for advanced space transportation systems and for small spacecraft and instruments.
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