Columbus Technologies and Services, Inc., a 8(a), SBA certified Small Disadvantaged Business, headquartered in El Segundo, California is ranked 15 in 2012 Top 25 8(a) Prime Contractors by Washington Technology. The rankings are based on based the Federal Procurement Data System–Next Generation and use data collected from the 2011 government fiscal year, which ended September 30, 2010.

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.