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2011-08-26 11:30:29

NASA has exercised Option Period #2 on the Intelligent Systems Research and Development Support (ISRDS) contract. Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies Inc., (SGT, Inc.), Greenbelt, Md., received the option award to continue to support intelligent systems research at the agency's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. The option period has a maximum value of $60 million. This is a cost plus fixed fee contract. The exercised option will continue performance from Sept. 29, 2011, to Sept. 28,...

2011-03-30 14:55:00

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will exercise the third one-year option on a contract with Computer Sciences Corp. in Lanham, Md., to provide supercomputing support services at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif. The option is valued at approximately $58.6 million. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The option exercised on the cost-plus-award-fee contract begins April 1 and continues until March 31, 2012. The contract...

2009-08-19 11:41:00

COLUMBIA, Md., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Donald A. Kniffen, a veteran of the space program for over forty years, has been appointed Vice President for Science at the Universities Space Research Association (USRA). "We are pleased to announce Don's appointment to this very important position," said USRA President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Frederick A. Tarantino, "Don is a distinguished scientist and outstanding leader. His appointment reflects the tradition of science in...

2009-03-30 08:34:00

COLUMBIA, Md., March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Ames Research Center (NASA Ames) has selected the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) to manage, enhance and expand the Education Associates Program (EAP). Operated under the auspices of NASA Ames Education and Public Outreach Branch, the EAP is an important workforce development and augmentation program for NASA and a significant element in NASA's workforce development pipeline. The EAP is designed to address a critical...

2008-12-01 07:00:00

COLUMBIA, Md., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is proud to announce the 25th anniversary of its Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science (RIACS). Since its inception in June, 1983, RIACS has conducted basic and applied research in computer science in support of NASA Ames Research Center in particular and of the nation's aeronautics and space-related programs in general. Work performed by RIACS during this quarter century has...

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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.