Columbus is a premier Information Technology, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering and Scientific solutions company addressing critical research and technology issues for NASA, FAA, HHS, DoD, and commercial customers. Columbus staff scientists, engineers, and IT professionals support NASA's mission-critical systems including engineering, implementation and operation of both software and hardware systems, mission planning and logistics, instrument design and science data analysis. Columbus was recently awarded the $250M Software Engineering Support contract for the Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate (AETD) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Software engineering is increasingly critical to the success of NASA's exploration vision. Columbus employees work closely with AETD's Software Engineering Division staff to design and implement state-of-the-art software and IT solutions for flight and ground systems in the development and test labs, simulation facilities, and integration centers. Columbus opened the Greenbelt, MD office to support NASA Goddard and the Atlantic City, NJ office to support FAA Hughes Technical Center.