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NASA Says Commercial Crew Awards Could Hit $500M

NASA expects to make multiple awards ranging between $300 million and $500 million this summer for the agency’s commercial space crew initiative. NASA said it is accepting proposals from industry for a commercial crew transportation system and said proposals could lead to Space Act Agreements. The base period would run …

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NASA Seeking Website Manager, Improved Cloud-Based Infrastructure

NASA is seeking a contractor to improve management of the agency’s websites and put them in an improved cloud computing network. In a request for information on FedBizOpps, NASA said it wants to improve collaborative tools and search capabilities through the Web Enterprise Services and Technology contract. NASA wants to …

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Ball Aerospace Names Goddard Center Head Rob Strain New COO

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (NYSE: BLL) has appointed Rob Strain, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center director, as chief operating officer effective March 2012.. Ball Aerospace said Strain will oversee the company’s operations and will lead support functions including: engineering program execution mission assurance information technology Strain has served as director …

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GTRI Wins Prime Spot on $5.6B Government-Wide IT Contract

Global Technology Resource Inc. has won a prime position on a potential $5.6 billion government-wide information technology contract, GTRI announced Wednesday. NASA said its Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement vehicle provides IT products to all federal agencies, including UNIX-, Linux- and Windows-based computer systems with peripherals. GTRI said the contract is for …

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Lockheed Wins $370M to Test Orion Vehicle for NASA

Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) has secured a $370 million sole source contract from NASA to perform a test flight of Lockheed’s Orion crew vehicle, NextGov reports. NASA issued a justification notice for the contract Thursday, saying only Lockheed could fulfill the space agency’s requirements for the test flight. NASA …

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RightNow Stockholders Approve Oracle’s $1.4B Acquisition of Company

RightNow Technologies (NASDAQ: RNOW) stockholders voted to approve Oracle Corp.’s acquisition of RightNow (NASDAQ: ORCL) at a meeting Thursday. Oracle agreed to buy RightNow in October for nearly $1.4 billion in cash, or $43.00 per share (see our previous story on TheNewNewInternet here). RightNow’s federal customers include NASA, the Social Security Administration, the Customs and …

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Lockheed Wins $165M Extension for NASA Mission Control Services

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been awarded a $165 million option by NASA that extends the Facilities Development and Operations contract the company originally won in 2009 through Sept. 30, 2013. The total contract is now worth $919.5 million with one more option available to be exercised. Under the contract, Lockheed will continue to provide mission control …

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Boeing Wins $289M Modification to Build 6th NASA Satellite

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has won a $289 million contract modification from NASA to build an additional tracking and data relay satellite, the sixth satellite Boeing will have built for the agency. The company indicated it has already delivered three TDRS satellites to NASA and has two more in the pipeline under …

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TASC Wins Potential $134M NASA Software Services, R&D Contract

NASA has awarded TASC Inc. a cost-plus-award-fee contract potentially worth $133.9 million to provide software services to the agency’s independent verification and validation facility in Fairmont, W.Va. The contract has a total period of performance of five years, including options. A NASA announcement of the award said TASC’s support will include research …

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