Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) announced today it has been awarded a $148 million cost-plus-award-fee recompete contract to provide safety and mission assurance support services for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Johnson Space Center in Houston. The NASA contract is for a three-year base period. Two one-year options would bring the total value to $256.5 million.

Under the terms of the agreement, the SAIC-led team will support safety, reliability, maintainability and quality for the space shuttle, International Space Station, payloads and other items prepared for flight. SAIC also will support technical and process issues, future programs and new technologies, and the White Sands Test Facility near Las Cruces, N.M.

“It is a true honor that the dedicated employees of SAIC’s Assurance Engineering Operation in Houston will be able to continue their service as key elements of our nation’s human space exploration programs,” said Frank Culbertson, SAIC senior vice president and general manager of the Space, Earth and Aviation Sciences Business Unit. “This contract award reflects the quality of safety professionals we currently have supporting safety and mission assurance at the Johnson Space Center. It is a real privilege to serve with the same team, that in my previous career, helped ensure my own safety during missions aboard the space shuttle and space station.”

SAIC is the largest employee-owned research and engineering company in the United States, with more than 43,000 employees in over 150 cities worldwide. For the fiscal year ended January 31, 2005, the company reported annual revenues of $7.2 billion. SAIC engineers and scientists solve complex technical problems in national security, homeland security, energy, the environment, space, telecommunications, health care, and logistics. SAIC: FROM SCIENCE TO SOLUTIONS(TM)

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