Technical Services Unit Will Support Critical Astronaut Training and Mission Control Tasks

DynCorp, a $1.8 billion information
technology and management & operations solutions company, announced that its
subsidiary, DynCorp Technical Services (DTS) LLC, was awarded a five-year,
$148 million contract to provide base operation support services to the
National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Johnson Space Center
(JSC), Ellington Field and the Sonny Carter Training Facilities in Houston,
Under the contract, DTS will maintain the Mission Control Center’s
backup power supply and support the unique training facilities for the
International Space Station and Space Shuttle programs, Neutral Buoyancy
Laboratory and other laboratories.
DTS personnel will also perform various
maintenance and operations tasks ranging from environmental compliance
planning to transportation, logistics, facilities maintenance and management.

“DynCorp is very proud to have been chosen by NASA to provide operations
support at the JSC,” said DTS President Ben Medley.
“For more than 30 years
the JSC has been NASA’s nerve center for manned space exploration.
We look
forward to expanding our partnership with the JSC team and helping to ensure
the continued success of NASA’s mission.”

NASA currently contracts with DTS for aircraft maintenance and imagery
The aircraft maintenance contract covers scheduled and unscheduled
maintenance and airframe and engine alterations and upgrades for over 80% of
NASA’s aircraft fleet.
The contract was recently extended until February 28,
DTS also acts as a subcontractor on the IMPASS contract to provide
digital, still and motion imagery products services to JSC.

DynCorp is among the largest employee-owned technology and outsourcing
solutions companies in the country, employing more than 23,000 technology and
technical professionals.
DynCorp Technical Services is the company’s
strategic business area that provides technical and operational support
services throughout the United States, including range operation and
maintenance, aviation maintenance, logistics services and program management.