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Steve Cole
Headquarters, Washington     
Cynthia M. O'Carroll
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
Sept. 27, 2012
NASA Selects Ocean Color Services Contractor
WASHINGTON -- NASA selects Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) of McLean, Va., for ocean color services at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

This is a five-year cost-plus-fixed fee, indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum ordering value of $43 million. Performance period for the contract is Oct. 24 - Oct. 23, 2017.

Under this contract, SAIC will provide support services focused on global ocean remote sensing, satellite data processing and distribution, ocean color sensor calibration and product validation. In addition, SAIC will support processing algorithm and software development, ocean bio-optical and bio-geochemical field data collection and laboratory analysis, research in marine bio-geochemistry and ocean dynamics. These services will support flight projects such as Aquarius, Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, and Visible and Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite.

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