J.D. Harrington
Headquarters, Washington
Cynthia M. O'Carroll
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
Oct. 28, 2008
NASA Selects Goddard Program Analysis and Control Contractor
GREENBELT, Md. -- NASA has selected ASRC Research and Technology Solutions, LLC, of Greenbelt, Md., to provide mission support services under the Program Analysis and Control (PAAC III) contract. The work will support NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Flight Projects Directorate in Greenbelt.

The cost-plus award fee indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract will have a five-year effective ordering period and maximum ordering value of $200 million. It is a follow-on to the PAAC II contract.

ASRC Research and Technology Solutions, LLC, will support newly proposed, under development and on-going programs including the Hubble and James Web Space Telescopes, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Gamma-ray Large Area Telescope. The contractor will provide planning and scheduling, configuration management, information technology, documentation and library, general business, and general accounting services.

On May 16, 2008, NASA announced its selection of SP Systems, Inc. of Greenbelt, to provide mission support services for PAAC III. That selection was protested to the Government Accountability Office. Based on the Government Accountability Office's recommendations, NASA concluded that corrective action was appropriate, which resulted in re-awarding the contract to ASRC Research and Technology Solutions, LLC.

The Goddard Flight Projects Directorate is responsible for managing spacecraft flight hardware systems, ground systems, launch vehicles, and research instrumentation payloads for NASA science and exploration programs.

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