NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility: Resident Agencies
NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility is one of the largest employers in New Orleans, with more than 4,200 federal, state, academic and technology-based industry employees on-site. The unique facility serves as home to several government entities, universities and private sector companies. Its tenants include:
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
Michoud Assembly Facility
The facility is responsible for the manufacture and assembly of large aerospace systems and structures supporting the space shuttle external tank and NASA exploration programs and projects. A component of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., Michoud includes one of the world’s largest manufacturing plants, with 43 acres under one roof, and a port with deep-water access, permitting transportation of large space systems and hardware.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
U.S. Department of Agriculture National Finance Center
The National Finance Center serves the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other federal customers, providing reliable, cost-effective, employee-centric systems and services. The center is designated as a Federal Shared Services/ePayroll provider and supports more than 170 federal organizations with payroll and human resources management applications and related services. In addition, the center provides financial systems and services, including accounting, financial statements and administrative payments, to the USDA.
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Defense Contract Audit Agency
The agency is responsible for all contract audits for the Department of Defense, and provides advice on accounting and financial services regarding contracts to all DoD components responsible for procurement and contract administration. These services include procurement, accounting and other financial advice used in the negotiation, administration and settlement of contracts and subcontracts. The agency also provides contract audit services to other government agencies.
Defense Contract Management Agency
The agency is the Department of Defense component that works directly with suppliers to help ensure DoD, federal and allied government supplies and services are delivered on time, at projected cost and meet all performance requirements. The agency directly contributes to the military readiness of the United States and its allies, and helps preserve the nation's freedom.
U.S. Coast Guard Integrated Support Command
The command is the primary provider of facilities engineering, training, housing and health services for the nation's leading maritime law enforcement agency in the greater New Orleans area.
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
Lockheed Martin Michoud Space Systems
Lockheed Martin is NASA's prime contractor for the manufacture and assembly of the space shuttle external tank at the Michoud Assembly Facility. Lockheed Martin also will build spaceflight hardware for the Orion crew exploration vehicle, the successor to the space shuttle, and play an active role in NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) project.
UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS
National Center for Advanced Manufacturing
The center is a partnership between NASA, the state of Louisiana and the University of New Orleans, providing research, advanced manufacturing technology and material evaluation techniques for use in aerospace and commercial markets. As part of the University of New Orleans' College of Engineering, the center also offers advanced educational courses and distance learning to senior and graduate students and members of the aerospace industry.
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