July 24, 2012
Contract for Supercomputing Support Services Extended By NASA
NASA will exercise the fourth one-year option on a contract with Computer Sciences Corp. of Lanham, Md., to provide supercomputing support services at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. The option is valued at about $60.3 million.
The option exercised on the cost-plus-award-fee contract begins Aug. 1 and continues through July 31, 2013. The contract consists of a two-year base period, which began Aug. 1, 2007, and eight one-year priced options with a maximum value of about $597 million, if all options are exercised.
The contract is structured so the company also may provide supercomputing services to the Center for Climate Simulation at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and additional high-performance computing support to other agency field centers as needed.
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