Space

August 28, 2012

NASA selects space, Earth science data analysis contract

NASA has selected ADNET Systems Inc. of Rockville, Md., to provide a broad range of services to support Earth and space science research and development at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

This is a cost-plus fixed-fee contract with a total estimated value of $249 million, which includes one base year and four one-year options to extend performance. The basic period of performance is from Oct. 1, 2012 to Sept. 30, 2013.

The contractor will provide a broad range of services, including data operations, information system technologies, engineering, and education and public outreach for Goddard’s Sciences and Exploration Directorate. The primary work will be performed at Goddard.

 




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