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August 29, 2007

Dryden Flight Research Center
P.O. Box 273
Edwards, California 93523
Phone 661/276-3449
FAX 661/276-3566

Alan Brown
NASA Dryden Flight Research Center
Phone: 661/276-2665

NASA Dryden Awards Engineering, Technical Agreements

EDWARDS, Calif. – NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center recently awarded Blanket Purchase Agreements to four firms for engineering and technical support services at the NASA field center.

In total, the four agreements could be worth up to $17 million during the five-year span of the pacts, depending on the number and value of task or call orders placed with the firms. The agreements were effective this month and extend through Aug. 1, 2012.

Individual task orders will be competed between Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) of San Diego; Lockheed Martin Corporation, based in King of Prussia, Penn.; Symvionics Inc. of Arcadia, Calif.; and Tybrin Corporation, Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Only one of the four firms, SAIC, currently provides this type of support at NASA Dryden, and its existing contract expires Sept. 30.

The four firms will provide expert technical support to the Projects Directorate and expert systems engineering support to the Operations Directorate at Dryden.

Individual call orders will be issued to each of the four contractors to provide support for the development and demonstration of advanced aeronautical technology concepts. These concepts may be derived from a variety of sources, including partnerships with government, industry and academic organizations. The most promising concepts could be established as advanced aerospace technology projects.

Project support may include such areas as project planning, scheduling and resource estimation; review of criteria for project selection, risk mitigation and integration; and assessment of core competencies and assets.

Additional call orders may be issued to the contractors to provide expertise and assistance to aid development of engineering processes and guidelines for Dryden's Operations Directorate.

Engineering and integration support may include such areas as performing needs analyses, conducting feasibility studies, defining operations and systems concepts, and managing cost, schedule and technical risk assessment and mitigation.

For more information about NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center and its projects, visit: www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden


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