May 2010 NASA has awarded the software engineering support contract at the agency's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., to Columbus Technologies and Services, Inc. of Pasadena, California. The 8A set-aside cost-plus-award-fee, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has a maximum value of $250 million. The period of performance is five years.

Columbus will acquire on and off-site support for the core business of the Software Engineering Division (SED) at Goddard. The work will include, but is not limited to, the design, development, test, and deployment of software; data and information systems for aerospace missions within the Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate. The work also includes support for the SED managed development and test labs, test facilities and technical operations. The work will be performed at Goddard and at the contractor's facility in Greenbelt.