SAIC wins NASA IT services contract.Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC SAIC - http://saic.com. ) has announced a contract award of the Unified NASA NASA: see National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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Independent U.S. Information Technology Services (UNITeS) contract, from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), civilian agency of the U.S. federal government with the mission of conducting research and developing operational programs in the areas of space exploration, artificial satellites (see satellite, artificial), (NASA) George C. Marshall Space Flight Center The George C. Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), the original home of NASA, is a lead center for propulsion, Space Shuttle propulsion, Shuttle external fuel tank, crew training and payloads, International Space Station (ISS) design and construction, for computers, networks, and , to provide information technology (IT) management service functions.
This cost-plus-award-fee contract is a follow-on contract to the current Program Information Systems Mission Services (PrISMS) contract. The total estimated cost-plus-award-fee contract value of the UNITeS core requirements is $823.6 million. The UNITeS indefinite-delivery/requirements maximum order limitation is $500,000 per year, or $2.5 million total. That brings the total contract value to $826.1 million, which includes the value of a three-year base period and two one-year options.
Under the terms of the contract, SAIC will perform information technology (IT) management service functions agency-wide with the principal place of performance being the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC MSFC Marshall Space Flight Center
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MSFC Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission (Minneapolis, MN) ), Huntsville, Ala. Agency-wide services include support for the Integrated Financial Management Program (IFMP), wide area network, IT security, and NASA's digital television. MSFC services include IT systems and services support for programs and projects for which MSFC is responsible. SAIC will be drawing upon its expertise in the areas of federal telecommunications/network management, IT security, software development, IT infrastructure support and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) An integrated information system that serves all departments within an enterprise. Evolving out of the manufacturing industry, ERP implies the use of packaged software rather than proprietary software written by or for one customer. implementations to support this contract.
"Together with an outstanding team of subcontractors, SAIC has incorporated the best capabilities throughout our corporation that are needed to support NASA and continue a successful long-standing relationship," said Mark Hughes, executive vice president and manager of SAIC's Information and Technology Systems Sector. "This contract win solidifies our growing business base in Huntsville, and positions SAIC well to expand our offerings within the civilian agencies."
The SAIC team consists of IBM Corporation, based in Bethesda, Md.; Honeywell Technology Solutions, based in Columbia, Md.; Cortez, based in Las Vegas, Nev.; Booz Allen Hamilton Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., referred to as Booz Allen is one of the oldest strategy consulting firms in the world. The firm formerly had two consulting divisions: WCB (Worldwide Commercial Business, also known as “The Commercial Side”) and WTB , based in McLean, Va.; Metters Industries, based in McLean, Va.; Alabama State University Alabama State University, founded 1867, is a historically black university located in Montgomery, Alabama. ASU was originally founded in Marion as the Lincoln Normal School. , based in Montgomery, Ala.; General Dynamics-Network Systems based in Needham, Mass.; and Morgan Research, New Millennium Technologies, AZ Technologies, B.G. Smith and Associates, InfoPro Corporation, Media Fusion, and Oakwood College, all based in Huntsville, Ala.
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