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NASA Taps Eight Companies to Study Space Comms for Scientific, Economic Benefits

NASA has awarded eight U.S. firms a total of $4M to investigate concepts that will aid existing and future space transmission systems. The goal of their five-month research period is to gain data that will assist near-Earth missions that are scheduled to begin in the mid-2020s. The agency said Thursday …

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129 Small Businesses Get NASA Space Tech Dev’t Contracts Worth $106M Total

NASA has awarded $106M in total contract funds to 129 small businesses to further develop technology platforms that may help sustain human presence on the moon and Mars. The companies submitted 142 innovation proposals to develop, demonstrate and deliver space-based systems for planetary missions under the second phase of NASA’s …

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Robert Lightfoot to Join Lockheed’s Space Business as Strategy, BD VP; Rick Ambrose Quoted

Robert Lightfoot, former acting administrator of NASA, has been appointed vice president of strategy and business development at Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) space segment in a move that will take effect May 6. He will oversee new business strategy, technology concepts and strategic planning activities for the space business area, …

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SAIC Lands $292M Follow-On Award for NASA Safety Engineering Support

Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAIC) secured a potential six-year, $292M contract to provide safety, mission assurance and engineering services to multiple NASA programs and projects. SAIC will work with the agency on the International Space Station, Extravehicular Activity Project Office, Orion and Commercial Crew Programs under SMAEC II, the …

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Jacobs Gets Extension on NASA Ames Operations, Test Support; Steve Arnette Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 4, 2019 — Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) will perform under an exercised contract option by NASA to continue support for Ames Research Center operations and aerospace tests, bringing the program’s total potential value to $178M, ExecutiveBiz reported March 22. The company said March 21 the …

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Mark Borkowski, Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Acquisition of CBP, Announced as Panelist for Potomac Officers Club’s 3rd Annual Border Protection Innovations and Technology Forum

Mark Borkowski, assistant commissioner for the Office of Acquisition and chief acquisition officer and component acquisition executive of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, will be featured as a panelist during the Potomac Officers Club’s 3rd Annual Border Protection Innovations and Technology Forum on March 28th at the 2941 Restaurant in …

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NASA to Issue RFP for Potential $6B Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition IV Contract

NASA plans to release in April a draft request for proposal for a potential 10-year, $6B follow-on contract vehicle for spacecraft systems and related services. The Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition IV contract will provide a means for NASA and other federal agencies to procure commercial offerings in support of science and …

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Carahsoft Adds Skuid App Dev’t Platform to SEWP V, NASPO ValuePoint, NCPA Contract Offerings

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 15, 2019 — Carahsoft Technology will offer Skuid-built application development technology to government agencies via acquisition vehicles administered by NASA, the National Association of State Procurement Officials and the National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The partnership aims to make Skuid’s platform available to the …

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Praetorian Standard Lands NASA Contract, Chenega’s Timothy Lamb Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 11, 2019 — Chenega Corp. partner Praetorian Standard Inc., a disabled veteran-owned business, secured its first contract on the heels of a mentorship agreement between the two companies, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. NASA said Feb. 28 it selected PSI, which Chenega’s security and support solutions business has …

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NASA Selects 13 Firms for $300M Western Region Construction Services IDIQ

Thirteen companies have won spots on a potential five-year, $300M indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to build facilities for NASA within the state of California. The Western Regional Multiple Award Construction Contract covers design, construction, maintenance, repair, alteration, demolition, building information modeling services, the agency said Thursday. Locations of work include Armstrong Flight …

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