The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has singed a four-year $200 million contract with Jacobs Engineering Group, an international provider of technological services in the government and private sectors. The contract goes into effect July 1st, 2009 with Jacobs Engineering as the primary contractor, partnering with Sierra Lobo Inc. and Qualis Corporation.
The government contractors will provide support for aerospace testing, and facilities maintenance and operations, including project development, operation of support facilities, and maintenance of aerospace facilities at the Ames Research Center in San Francisco California. Jacobs contract renews a continued partnership with NASA and its affliates; Ames Research Center, Glenn Research Center, Johnson Space Center, Kennedy Space Center, Langley Research Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, Stennis Space Center, and White Sands Test Facility.
It has been speculated that Jacobs Engineering Group will hire current Lockheed Martin-NASA employees from the Michoud Assembly Facility for the new contract.