NASA announced today Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc.
(HTSI), of Columbia, Md., has been awarded the Near Earth
Networks Services (NENS) contract. The total estimated maximum
value of the two-component contract is approximately $785.2
million. The NENS Core component is worth approximately $185.2
million, and its Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity
(IDIQ) component is not to exceed $600 million.

HTSI will provide support to NASA’s Space and Ground Networks
managed by the Mission Services Program at the Goddard Space
Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, Md. Under the cost-plus-
award-fee/IDIQ contract, HTSI will provide technical and
management services in support of tracking and data-
acquisition operations at GSFC; Wallops Flight Facility,
Wallops Island, Va.; White Sands Complex, Las Cruces, N.M.;
Merritt Island Launch Annex, Fla.; Poker Flat, Alaska; McMurdo
Station, Antarctica; and Guam.

Major elements include administration of an integrated
contract team for Space and Ground Networks operations and
maintenance; hardware and software development; and systems
engineering. The Space and Ground Networks provide virtually
all communications for NASA’s earth orbiting spacecraft,
including the International Space Station, the Space Shuttle,
the Hubble Space Telescope and the Earth Observing System

The NENS contract, with a period of performance of five years,
is the second of five work packages contained in the Space
Mission Communications and Data Services (SMCDS) solicitation.

Among the eight major subcontractor members of the HTSI team
are General Dynamics Networks Systems, Inc., of Las Cruces,
N.M., and SGT, Inc., of Greenbelt, Md., a Small
Disadvantaged/Veteran-owned Business.