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Oct. 3, 2006
NASA Awards Applied Physics Lab R&D, Engineering Contract
NASA announced Tuesday it has entered into a five-year contract with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab (APL), Laurel, Md., which will allow for procurement up to $750 million in services for aerospace research, development and engineering in support of the agency's mission.

Under this contract, APL will provide NASA with expertise in space systems engineering, systems test and evaluation, information technology, simulation, modeling and operations analysis.

APL is one of three government or university affiliated institutions with the capability to perform all aspects of robotic space missions. This contract will provide a means to preserve this essential capability at APL, consistent with NASA's evolving needs. The contract includes extension options for up to an additional five years.

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