NASA said Jan. 20 it had awarded Lockheed Martin of Bethesda, Md., a contract extension worth $230 million to continue supporting U.S. space agency computer users through Oct. 31, 2011, under an effort known as the Outsourcing Desktop Initiative for NASA, or ODIN.

NASA plans to eventually replace ODIN with a competitively awarded Agency Consolidated End-user Services contract — ACES, for short — that will cover support of agency desktop computers, laptops, cell phones, personal digital assistants and office automation software.

Lockheed Martin won the ODIN contract in 2004. The original three-year award was worth $22 million.