Steve Cole
Headquarters, Washington                                   
Cynthia M. O'Carroll
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
Dec. 22, 2011
NASA Awards Global Modeling And Assimilation Office Contract
WASHINGTON -- NASA has awarded a contract to Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI) of Lanham, Md., for the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) scientific support services. The estimated maximum ordering value of this letter contract is $47 million, effective Feb. 1, 2012, and ending Jan. 31, 2017.

GMAO develops and uses comprehensive global models and data assimilation systems to study land surface, the atmosphere and its components, and ocean biology. This contract supports projects in three areas within GMAO, encompassing all aspects of the development, operation, and maintenance of modeling, assimilation and forecast systems. This includes support for scientific research and development, project management, and the development and maintenance of operational capabilities. Most tasks involve the development or modification of major software systems and subsystems.

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. is the lead center for GMAO.

For more information about GMAO, visit:



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