May 26, 2009
NASA awards a contract to Raytheon
The U.S. space agency says it has selected the Raytheon Co. of Riverdale, Md., for a bridge contract.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration contract is for continuation of services currently provided through the Earth Observing System Data and Information System maintenance and development contract. The total maximum value of the contract is $48 million, with an 18-month ordering period, NASA said.
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.
The agreement 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 access to data from NASA's Earth science missions.