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RS Information Systems Inc., McLean, Va., won a five-year contract to provide information technology services to the Census Bureau. The contract has a potential value of $150 million. With option years, this indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract would extend through 2004.

Under the contract, RSIS will support the Census Bureau on an as-needed basis, spanning the areas of systems design and programming, systems integration, communications and operations, studies, analyses and documentation.

Computer Sciences Corp., El Segundo, Calif., won a contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Systems, Dahlgren, Va., division, to provide engineering and technical support for the maintenance and development of Aegis tactical computer programs.

The contract is valued at $3.8 million during a two-month period, with a potential total of $127.3 million if all options are exercised during the five-year period of performance. CSC will review, analyze, code, inspect, test and deliver computer program coding and documentation in support of land-based Aegis sites, ships, shipyards, contractor facilities and foreign military sales on behalf of Dahlgren.

CSC also will be responsible for computer program enhancements through system change notices, integration of off-the-shelf products, computer program generation services, control of fleet computer program libraries, prototype development of future baselines, data analysis, ship/site installation support, engineering analysis and support of at-sea events.

AverStar Inc., Burlington, Mass., signed a contract modification with NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., that increases AverStar's independent verification and validation of software programs contract by $47.5 million.

This modification brings the total IV&V contract value to $80.5 million, including all contract options through October 2004.

The contract, established in October 1996, provided the NASA Ames IV&V facility in Fairmont, W.Va., the prime contracting resource needed to evaluate NASA's mission critical programs. The funding was increased in response to program-driven requests.

GRC International Inc., Vienna, Va., won an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract to provide a variety of computer network support services for the Naval Sea Systems Command.

GRC's revenue from the contract could be as high as $17.1 million over the next seven years. It will provide information support services including Internet, intranet and extranet development, staff training and system maintenance.
Advanced Communication Systems Inc., Fairfax, Va., won a contract with the Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic to provide training, software testing and operational analysis for the Maritime Command and Control Information Systems.

The contract is for one year with the option of two one-year extensions. If all options are exercised, the contract would be worth $1.6 million.

The company also won a contract with the Army to provide training, engineering support and operational analysis for extremely high frequency military satellite communications.

The initial work spans the rest of 1999, with potential follow-on tasking to exceed $2 million during the next two years.

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