HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — NASA has exercised a second one-year option with Bastion Technologies Inc. of Houston for continued services in support of the Safety and Mission Assurance Directorate at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The extension runs through Jan. 31, 2011.

The contract is a cost plus award fee with award term arrangements. The current potential value of the contract, including this $36 million contract option, is $136 million. Subsequent unexercised options and award terms extend the total period of performance to 2017, with a total potential value of more than $376 million.

Bastion Technologies Inc. continues to provide services, equipment and supplies associated with industrial safety and system safety, reliability and maintainability engineering associated with the design and development engineering and testing performed by Marshall. The contract also provides safety and mission assurance management information, quality assurance and quality engineering, independent assessment services and documentation, project assurance and risk management.

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