Abacus Lands NASA Space Center Contract Worth Nearly $900 Million
The IT services company will provide support for all information management and communications services related to launch operations at the Kennedy Space Center.
Abacus Technology has won a contract to manage information and communications support at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
The contract, announced Tuesday by Abacus, provides a base period of five years, and it includes four one-year options. If all the options are exercised, it could be worth up to $898 million. The contract begins Oct. 1.
"The Abacus Technology team is fully committed to the success of the IMCS program at NASA [Kennedy Space Center]," Abacus president Dennis J. Yee said in an announcement. "We are very excited to be given the opportunity to support NASA KSC's space exploration activities."
Under the Information Management and Communications Support (IMCS) contract, Abacus will provide support for all information management and communications services related to launch operations at the Kennedy Space Center.
The Maryland company said it would provide staff, equipment, and supplies to support voice communications, visual imaging, timing systems, transmission and cable systems, administrative phones, computer networks, network IT security, publications, library systems, and computer services.
Abacus said it will perform the work at the Kennedy Space Center, and it may provide additional services to the U.S. Air Force at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Patrick Air Force Base.
The 25-year-old company specializes in software development, network engineering, information assurance, integrated security, and competitive sourcing solutions. It also performs studies and analysis to help its clients with specific technical and business challenges.
The Kennedy Space Center is home to NASA's space shuttles. It's also where NASA develops technologies to support space shuttle launches and landings.
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