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Leidos to Provide Mission Support at NASA’s Ames Research Center

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Leidos to Provide Mission Support at NASA’s Ames Research Center

NASA has awarded Leidos a potential $270 million contract to provide science and operations support at the Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, California.

Fully Integrated Lifecycle Mission Support Services 2 is a single-award cost-plus-fixed-fee contract that includes a two-year base period of performance and three one-year option periods, Leidos said Thursday.

As one of NASA’s 10 field centers, Ames has been conducting research and development in aeronautics and exploration technology since 1939.

NASA said Ames’ core technology areas include aviation safety, avionics and software, protection systems, space radiation, small spacecraft, information technologies and integrated health system management.

“As a company founded and fueled by science, we are pleased to continue supporting critical research missions that will advance human exploration in deep space,” said Jim Moos, civil group president at Leidos.

Under the terms of the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, Leidos will provide research assistance in life sciences, astrobiology, aeronautics, lunar sampling and other research disciplines.

Leidos said it will also provide program management and instrument development support for Ames’ virtual institutes, which are designed to allow scientists worldwide to collaborate on NASA research. 

The company added that it will leverage the capabilities of Leidos Biomedical Research, which provides technical support for the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research.

Leidos said it will also take advantage of resources provided by the Leidos Innovations Center operating as part of Dynetics.

Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos is a Fortune 500 company that offers technology, engineering and science solutions to customers in the defense, intelligence, civil and health markets.

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