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NASA announces financial management contract modification
Martin Jensen
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
(Phone: 256.544.0034)
News release: C05-b

NASA has implemented a $48 million contract modification with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) of San Diego. It broadens SAIC responsibility to provide integrated financial management support under the "Unified NASA Information Technology Services (UNITeS)" contract.

The $48,095,090 contract modification provides the NASA Integrated Financial Management Program (IFMP) with expanded services, including operational and network infrastructure support. SAIC also will develop module-based software enabling NASA to add or remove interchangeable tools and systems to the program.

SAIC will provide additional information technology (IT) systems support to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Huntsville, Ala., which provides IT support to the IFM Program. The modification provides additional support through Dec. 31, 2008, if the agency exercises both contract options. With this modification, the value of the contract, including options, is approximately $883 million. The UNITeS contact was awarded to SAIC on Jan. 1, 2004.

The IFMP combines agency financial resources and travel office information. MSFC responsibilities include managing software applications, Web/computer server systems, audiovisual information, telecommunications, information technology security, IT procurement, documentation storage and protection hardware maintenance. Support provided under the UNITeS contract includes NASA-wide IT security, encryption security systems, computer networking, digital imaging and IT support at NASA's facility in Moscow.