NASA exercises option of communication contracts

NASA has exercised an option of the NASA Integrated Communications Services contract with Science Applications International Corporation of McLean, Va.

The NICS contract is administered by the NASA Shared Services Center at Hancock County's Stennis Space Center. The Shared Services Center performs business activities for all NASA centers.

This $410 million option provides for transport and delivery of NASA Network communications services both domestically and internationally, including audio, video and routed data services to NASA centers, facilities and individual users.

The NICS contract is a cost-plus award fee/cost-plus incentive fee contract that began June 1, 2011, and runs through May 31, 2021, if all options are exercised.