TMC Technologies of West Virginia Wins $ 24 Million NASA Software Engineering Tools and Systems Global Purchase Agreement to Support NASA’s IV&V Program
“We are honored that NASA remains confident in our advanced technology offerings,” Linger said. “We look forward to expanding our team which provides specialized systems and software engineering services in support of the Software Assurance Tools and John McBride Software Testing and Research groups within th
FAIRMONT, West Virginia (PRWEB)
June 02, 2021
TMC Technologies of West Virginia, a leading technology services company, is proud to announce that it has been awarded a five-year global purchase contract, valued at up to $ 24 million, by NASA to supply systems advanced and software engineering services in support of Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility, NASA’s IV&V Program HQ at Fairmont, West Virginia.
TMC President and CEO Wade Linger said NASA’s new Software and System Engineering Tools BPA 2 (SET2) continues his company’s ten-year relationship with NASA’s IV&V program.
“We are honored that NASA remains confident in our advanced technology offerings,” Linger said. “We look forward to expanding our team that provides specialized systems and software engineering services in support of the Software Assurance Tools and John McBride Software Testing and Research groups within the NASA IV&V program.
Jon McBride Software Testing and Research (JSTAR) is a subgroup of the NASA IV&V program, named after retired West Virginia-born astronaut Jon McBride. The JSTAR programs that TMC will continue to support are the SmallSat-to-Flight-1, also known as West Virginia’s first spacecraft, the NASA Exploration and Human Operations (HEO) Mission Directorate put humans in space, James Webb Space Telescope, and others. Vice President Randy Hefner oversees all NASA related activities for TMC. He said NASA’s new expanded BPA SET2 will include expanded support for the NASA Artemis manned missions to the Moon.
“Our team is at the forefront of the development of NASA’s first integrated simulation software bringing together three essential components of NASA’s Artemis program,” said Hefner, referring to the TMC-led team developing the Tri-Program Advanced Risk Reduction Integrated Software Test & Operations. Lightweight environment system (ARRISTOTLE).
The systems that ARRISTOTLE brings together include NASA’s Space Launch System Simulator, NASA’s Orion Multi-Crew Vehicle Simulator, and NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Ground Launch Software Simulator.
Hefner said the NASA SET2 BPA is a NASA SET1 BPA TMC Technical Expertise Support Services (TESS) and NASA SET1 BPA TMC follow-up contract that has been held for much of the past ten years.
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About TMC Technologies of West Virginia (TMC)
TMC stimulates innovation by challenging tradition. Even as a small, tech-savvy company, TMC consistently delivers high-quality business-critical solutions on time and on budget. Our services and experts support agile software development practices, systems engineering, cross-domain data dissemination, information assurance, cybersecurity, space flight modeling / simulation and other skills relevant. We pride ourselves on our excellent reputation with our customers and industry partners in the national security, defense, cybersecurity, space and other federal civilian sectors.
TMC’s corporate headquarters are in Fairmont, West Virginia. The company also has a branch in King George, Virginia.
TMC is a small HUBZone certified company and has achieved ISO 9001: 2015 certification for quality management.
About Katherine Johnson’s Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility, which houses NASA’s IV&V program and Jon McBride Software Testing and Research (JSTAR) lab
The Katherine Johnson IV&V facility, home of the NASA IV&V program, located in the heart of West Virginia’s tech sector in Fairmont, West Virginia, was established in 1993 following recommendations from the National Research Council (NRC) and the Presidential Commission report on the accident at the space shuttle Challenger. Since its inception, the IV&V program has contributed to the safety and success of NASA’s most prominent missions by properly providing software for these missions. The IV&V program is administratively NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) located in Greenbelt, Maryland, and operates under the functional direction of the Office of Mission Security and Assurance (OSMA)
- Jon McBride Software Testing and Research (JSTAR) is a subgroup within the IV&V office of the NASA IV&V program. JSTAR provides on-board spacecraft environment simulations and test services to verify and validate spacecraft flight software products from NASA flight projects. JSTAR also conducts research and development efforts to improve test methods and simulations of components of on-board systems and space environments and to manage and improve the network and resources of the JSTAR laboratory.
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