NASA awards three IT contracts

NASA has awarded three large contracts for systems management and IT work, the agency announed this week.

A subsidiary of Honeywell International Inc., Morristown, N.J., has won two contracts collectively at $1.68 billion to support the Goddard Space Flight Center. And QSS Group Inc., Lanham, Md. was awarded a $281.5 million contract to provide IT services to the Ames Research Center.

For the five-year Near Earth Networks Services contract, Honeywell Subsidary Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc., Columbia, Md., will provide technical and management services to support tracking and data-acquisition operations at Goddard Space Flight Center and other NASA locations. Goddard is located in Greenbelt, Md.

The NENS contract is worth $185.2 million, and has an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity component with a ceiling of $600 million.

The contract includes operations and maintenance support for the Space and Ground Networks, which provides most communications for NASA's earth-orbiting spacecraft.

Honeywell's teammates include General Dynamics Corp., Falls Church, Va., and SGT Inc., Greenbelt, Md.

For Mission Operations and Mission Services, a five-year IDIQ contract worth approximately $900 million, Honeywell Technology Solutions will provide flight mission support to Goddard. Honeywell well help operate spacecraft, collect data about their missions, help run communications and help build technology for the crafts.

Subcontractors for the MOMS contract include A.i. Solutions Inc., Lanham, Md., and SGT.

For the third contract, QSS Group Inc., Lanham, Md., won a new five-year contract valued at approximately $281.5 million to provide information technology services to Ames Research Center, located at Moffett Field, Calif.

The contract was issued through the Transportation Department's Information Technology Omnibus Procurement II vehicle. QSS will supply system software maintenance and updates, secure computers and networks and repair and replace computer hardware, software and systems.

Joab Jackson writes for Washington Technology magazine

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