May 23, 2009

NASA Awards Earth Observing System Data Services Bridge Contract

NASA has selected Raytheon Company of Riverdale, Md., for the continuation of services currently provided through the Earth Observing System Data and Information System, or EOSDIS, maintenance and development contract. It provides for the development and sustaining engineering of software and hardware systems that provide Earth science data management.

The total maximum value of the indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity cost-plus-award fee contract is $48 million with an 18-month ordering period.

The contract was initiated to provide a bridge contract until the competitive acquisition for the Earth Observing System Data and Information System Evolution and Development contract is completed.

This contract will support the Earth Science Data and Information System Project at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., by providing scientific and other users access to data from NASA's Earth science missions.

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