NASA awards contracts for Ames facility

NASA awards contracts for Ames facility

By Tony Lee Orr

GCN Staff

MARCH 9—NASA's Ames Research Center has awarded contracts worth a total of $150 million to two companies for developing methods of air traffic management and automation.

Raytheon Systems Co. of Arlington, Va., and Computer Sciences Corp., which won the contracts, will work under the Aerospace Directorate at the facility, NASA spokesman John Bluck said. The contracts will run to the end of fiscal 2004, he said.

Coupled with a contract the center awarded last month, the facility has in the past three weeks awarded technology contracts worth up to $278.3 million. Last month, the center, located at Moffett Field, Calif., awarded a $128.3 million contract to QSS Group Inc. of Lanham, Md., Bluck said.

CSC also will work as a subcontractor to QSS, said CSC officials, who valued their portion of that contract at $26 million.

The QSS contract calls for the company to support Ames' Computational Sciences Division by providing technologies to enable missions and programs throughout NASA, Bluck said.

Company officials said the contract calls for them to support scientific research, develop technologies and build applications in the area of advanced information systems. CSC will work in automated learning, knowledge management systems, artificial intelligence autonomous systems and model-based reasoning, CSC officials said.

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