WASHINGTON, 3 Oct. 2013. NASA officials sought a provider to develop and operate the Synthetic Aperture Radar Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) for NASA's Earth Observing System Data and Information System. They found their partner at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks, issuing a roughly $49 million cost-no-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.
The contract began 1 Oct. 2013 and extends through 30 Sept. 2018.
The University of Alaska will conduct systems engineering, operations and maintenance, development, user services, product generation, and data and information management, archive, and distribution, as well as provide information technology security and related science support and research activities for NASA's Earth Science Data Systems Program.
The work will be performed primarily at the University of Alaska DAAC in Fairbanks.