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Allard Beutel
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-4769)

Tracy Young
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
(Phone: 321/867-2468)

June 12, 2003
NASA Exercises Base Support Contract Option
NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Fla., will extend its Joint Base Operations Support Contract (J-BOSC) for one year to Space Gateway Support (SGS) of Herndon, Va. The contract includes a modification to provide calibration services to the eastern range precision measurement equipment laboratory on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) and transient alert aerospace ground equipment maintenance services at Patrick Air Force Base (PAFB), Fla.

The contract extension/modification, valued at approximately $287.7 million, covers October 1, 2003 through September 30, 2004. The total contract value, including exercised options, is more than $1.5 billion.

The J-BOSC is a performance-based, cost-plus award fee contract to provide base operation and support services at KSC, CCAFS, and PAFB. Under the contract, SGS provides facility and infrastructure operations and maintenance; fire protection, security services, transportation support, grounds maintenance, and other base support services.

SGS is a joint venture of Northrop Grumman Technical Services, Inc., Herndon, Va., Shaw Infrastructure, Inc., San Diego. and Wackenhut Services, Inc., Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.


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