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Engility wins $170M NASA software validation contract

Engility has won a five-year, $170 million contract for independent verification and validation services to NASA for the agency’s software development and acquisition initiatives.

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. awarded the Systems and Software Assurance Services contract as a recompete. Engility inherited the contract through its acquisition of TASC, which first received the award in 2005.

The space agency sees independent verification and validation as a way to determine quality of complex software systems and ensure they meet requirements for safety, cost and being schedule. This IV&V work also will aim to facilitate early detection and identification of potential risk elements, according to Deltek.

Deltek lists locations of work for the SAS contract as Goddard; Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.; Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.; Fairmont, W. Va; and Johnson Space Flight Center in Houston.

Engility will work with the space agency to acquire, develop, deploy and operate systems and software in support of missions to explore Earth and the universe that could include future Moon and Mars explorations.

Goddard also sought engineering services in areas such as safety and mission assurance, secure coding, cyber vulnerability assessment and remediation.

This award comes less than a month after Engility revealed its intent to bid for a potential 10-year, $1.1 billion NASA scientific computing services contract. That award is due in January 2018.

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Ross Wilkers is a senior staff writer for Washington Technology. He can be reached at rwilkers@washingtontechnology.com. Follow him on Twitter: @rosswilkers. Also find and connect with him on LinkedIn.

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