CHANTILLY, Va., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- TASC, Inc. has been awarded a 10-year contract worth up to $827.8 million for National Airspace System (NAS) support services that will enable the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to accomplish a smooth and successful transition to Next Generation (NextGen), a satellite-based network that will replace the U.S. radar-based air traffic control system. The scope of the SE-2020 support services contract covers advanced systems engineering, investment and business case analysis, planning and forecasting, as well as business, financial and information management support services related to the development and the transformation of the national air transportation system.
"NextGen will transform the way Americans travel and airlines operate," says Wood Parker, president and CEO of TASC. "TASC engineers and technologists have already invested more than 20 years supporting the FAA's preparations for this revolutionary air traffic system."
Integral to TASC's solutions are safety and security and a disciplined approach that ensures accountability and minimizes risk. To meet the program objectives, TASC has assembled an expert team representing the breadth and depth of the industry. These partners include Aurora Flight Sciences, BPAS, CI2, CNA, Dovel, EIS, Engility, Guident, ICF, Lead Dog Technologies, MTSI, Parsons, PhaseOne Consulting Group, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Real Time Consulting, Serco, and Serdi.
"Our role is to assist the FAA in their efforts to transform the NAS to meet future demands of air traffic," says Pamela Drew, vice president of enterprise systems at TASC. "This work will help ensure our nation's leadership position in creating and managing the world's safest and most efficient air transportation system."
NextGen is slated for completion in 2025 and aims to enhance the overall passenger experience, improve airline efficiency and secure and defend the U.S. air transportation system from emerging threats. Through a modernized, near real-time air traffic management capability, NextGen will lead to fewer scheduling and weather delays and other air traffic snarls, reduced fuel consumption, lower carbon emissions and greater safety and security.
"We look forward to this next phase of our long partnership with FAA," says Parker. "Even more important, as a newly-independent company, we are pleased to take this significant step toward further expanding our services to the federal civilian agencies."
For more information about TASC and career opportunities, visit http://www.tasc.com/faa/.
Founded in 1966, TASC, Inc. is a leading, non-conflicted provider of advanced systems engineering, integration and decision-support services to the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense and civilian agencies of the federal government. A unit of Northrop Grumman Corporation from 2001 to 2009, TASC became an independent company in December 2009. With 5,000 employees in 38 locations, TASC generates more than $1.6 billion in annual revenue. For more information and career opportunities, visit our website at www.tasc.com.
Media contact: Christine Nyirjesy Bragale, Christine.Bragale@TASC.com, (703) 653-5996
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