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November 12, 2003

Allard Beutel
Headquarters, Washington

James Hartsfield
Johnson Space Center, Houston

Release: #C03-ss

NASA Awards Space Station Integration and Control Contract

NASA has awarded a contract with a potential value of $178 million for International Space Station Program Integration and Control services to Applied Research and Engineering Sciences Corp. of Burlingame, Calif.

Work under the contract will provide products and services supporting Space Station Program, business and configuration management. It also supports data integration, program information technology, international partner elements integration management, systems analysis and integration, engineering and technical services and safety and mission assurance.

The basic period of the cost-plus-award-fee contract is four years and nine months with an estimated value as much as $120.2 million. Two one-year extension options are available and, if fully exercised, could bring the total contract value to $178 million. Subcontractors for the contract include Booz Allen Hamilton, Houston and Spacehab, Inc., Webster, Texas. Work on the contract will be performed at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and locations inside and outside of the United States.

This contract is being awarded as part of a restructuring of Station contracts. The goal is to consolidate work, increase efficiency, increase accountability, and transition the program's contract strategy from development and construction of hardware to orbital operations.

More information about Space Station contract strategy, including a complete background and history, is available on the Internet at:


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