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

Marny Skora
Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va.
(Phone: 757/864-6121)

Sept. 17, 2004
NASA Selects Firm For Independent Engineering Assessments
NASA selected a federally funded research and development center, sponsored by the U.S. Air Force, to provide independent engineering assessment support.

The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, Calif., will provide NASA management with timely, objective, non-advocacy assessments of the health and status of agency current and potential programs. The assessments will be in key technical programmatic areas including safety, design, engineering process, manufacturing, assembly, operational mission capabilities, cost, scheduling and risk.

The value of the Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) cost-plus-fixed-fee, task order contract is $49 million over five years. Administered at NASA's Langley Research Center (LaRC) in Hampton, Va., the principal work locations are the contractor's facility in El Segundo and LaRC.

Types of assessments provided by the Aerospace Corporation may include technical, management, cost, risk, environmental impact, mission trajectory, resource use, analyses of instruments, spacecraft and launch vehicle designs, systems engineering, fabrication, assembly, test and launch operations. The contract will also provide services to conduct management, scientific and technical studies.

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