The contract is for providing cybersecurity and privacy enterprise solutions and services to NASA’s OCIO


Booz Allen Hamilton wins CyPrESS contract from NASA. (Credit: NASA/Wikimedia Commons)

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has given the Cybersecurity and Privacy Enterprise Solutions and Services (CyPrESS) contract, which is potentially worth up to $622.5m, to Booz Allen Hamilton.

According to the federal space agency, CyPrESS is a cost plus award fee core and hybrid indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.

NASA said that the period of performance includes a base period that starts 31 May 2022 and runs up to 30 September 2023. The contract also comes with four option periods that run up to 30 September 2030.

As per the terms of the contract, Booz Allen Hamilton will cater to NASA’s Office of Chief Information Office (OCIO).

The company will be responsible for delivering cybersecurity and privacy enterprise solutions and services along with related services.

NASA said that the CyPrESS contract is the first enterprise cybersecurity and privacy services contract. It is said to consolidate cybersecurity and privacy work from multiple centre and enterprise information technology contracts.

Based in McLean, Virginia, Booz Allen Hamilton is an information technology consulting company. It offers expertise in analytics, digital, engineering, and cybersecurity to businesses, government, and military organisations.

In another development, NASA has selected two companies for the Geostationary Extended Observations (GeoXO) Atmospheric Composition (ACX) instrument phase A study. The selection was made on behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

NASA said that Ball Aerospace & Technologies and Raytheon Intelligence & Space will be responsible for providing services to help meet the goals of NOAA’s GeoXO programme under their 20-month firm-fixed-price contracts.