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Al Feinberg/Elvia H. Thompson
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-4504/1696)

October 9, 2003
NASA Awards NENS Contract To Honeywell Technology Solutions
NASA announced today Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc. (HTSI), of Columbia, Md., has been awarded the Near Earth Networks Services (NENS) contract. The total estimated maximum value of the two-component contract is approximately $785.2 million. The NENS Core component is worth approximately $185.2 million, and its Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) component is not to exceed $600 million.

HTSI will provide support to NASA's Space and Ground Networks managed by the Mission Services Program at the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, Md. Under the cost-plus-award-fee/IDIQ contract, HTSI will provide technical and management services in support of tracking and data-acquisition operations at GSFC; Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va.; White Sands Complex, Las Cruces, N.M.; Merritt Island Launch Annex, Fla.; Poker Flat, Alaska; McMurdo Station, Antarctica; and Guam.

Major elements include administration of an integrated contract team for Space and Ground Networks operations and maintenance; hardware and software development; and systems engineering. The Space and Ground Networks provide virtually all communications for NASA's earth orbiting spacecraft, including the International Space Station, the Space Shuttle, the Hubble Space Telescope and the Earth Observing System satellites.

The NENS contract, with a period of performance of five years, is the second of five work packages contained in the Space Mission Communications and Data Services (SMCDS) solicitation.

Among the eight major subcontractor members of the HTSI team are General Dynamics Networks Systems, Inc., of Las Cruces, N.M., and SGT, Inc., of Greenbelt, Md., a Small Disadvantaged/Veteran-owned Business.


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