FAA, DHS sign deals with SRA for support services

The Federal Aviation Administration awarded a pair of contracts totaling $51.2 million to SRA International of Fairfax, Va., according to the company.

Under the first contract, a five-year award worth a maximum of $39.6 million, SRA will provide engineering and technical services to the FAA's Airport Technology Research and Development Branch at its William J. Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City, N.J. This organization conducts research, testing and demonstrations related to runway safety, airport planning and design, airport pavements and lighting technologies.

SRA will provide engineering, research and development services to help investigate the performance of airport pavement to be used by new large civil aircraft. The company also will assist with the design and demonstration of a range of airport research products.

R.D. McQueen and Associates Ltd. is SRA's teammate on the project.

The FAA also awarded SRA a five-year, $11.6 million contract to support the Technical Center's Fire Safety Branch, which conducts research, testing and standards development for aircraft fire safety. Under this contract, SRA will perform scientific and technical studies and develop and manage databases, international workshops and conferences related to aircraft safety. The company also will conduct laboratory tests on aircraft fire scenarios and research material flammability to help improve aircraft cabin fire safety.

In a separate announcement, SRA said it won a five-year, $25 million General Services Administration blanket purchase agreement from the Homeland Security Department. SRA will provide research, analysis, business process, strategic consulting and technical services support to the department's Office for Civil Rights and Liberties.

The office provides legal and policy advice to support DHS' equal employment opportunity programs. SRA will provide program management services, refine business processes and procedures, develop departmentwide training programs and help the department comply with federal reporting requirements for its employment opportunity program.

Roseanne Gerin is a staff writer for Government Computer News' sister publication Washington Technology.


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