NSF awards contract for Web work

The National Science Foundation has awarded a contract to Dynamics Research Corp. of Andover, Mass., to provide Web development and visual information support. The contract is worth $1.4 million in the first year, and has a potential value of up to $5.4 million over four option years.

Under the terms of the contract, DRC will provide Web design and development services to visually convey information about the activities, programs, research results and policies of the agency.

The company also will support NSF's Office of Legislative and Public Affairs with image and multimedia permissions, graphic design support, artistic and technical consulting, and image library management. DRC has been providing NSF with Web development and artistic and technical consulting since June 1996.

The NSF is an independent agency that promotes the progress of science. It is the funding source for about 20 percent of all federally supported basic research carried out by colleges and universities in the United States; its annual budget is approximately $5.5 billion. It is the major source of federal funding of research in such fields as mathematics and computer science.

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