Feb. 18, 2000
Michael Mewhinney
NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
(Phone: 650/604-3937, 650/604-9000)


NASA Ames Research Center, located in California’s Silicon Valley, has awarded a new five-year contract valued at $128.3 million
(including options) to QSS Group Inc., Lanham, MD, to provide support to NASA’s enterprise and mission programs.

The “cost plus award fee” (CPAF) contract, contains an initial period of performance of two years valued at $24.5 million, a
one-year first option and a two-year final option. The solicitation was a Small Business Administration (SBA) 8 (a) competitive

Under the terms of the contract, QSS Group Inc., will provide support to Ames’ Computational Sciences Division’s mission to
provide cross-cutting technologies to enable missions and programs throughout NASA’s major enterprises. The company will
provide support for leading-edge research in artificial intelligence, knowledge-based systems, soft computing, model-based
diagnostic reasoning, fault-tolerant computing hardware and networking, integrated design, and human-centered computing.

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