ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI), a leading provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, was recently awarded a new contract by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The contract has a value of up to $29.6 million and a term of five years, including one base and four one-year option periods.
Under the agreement, ICF will provide technical, analytic and programmatic support services to the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), the coordinating body for global change activities across the federal government. Specifically, the firm will provide core support to USGCRP’s National Coordination Office in four key areas related to climate and other global environmental challenges: science, informing decisions, assessment and communications and education.
This support includes managing production of the National Climate Assessment (NCA) and other key assessments and reports. It also includes providing IT services for USGCRP and the development and execution of the Global Change Information System, a comprehensive Web-based system that provides authoritative information about climate and global change to scientists, decision-makers and the public.
"The U.S. government is a climate research leader with the USGCRP playing the key role in coordinating this federal work," said Anne Choate, senior vice president for ICF International. "For ICF, this contract represents the culmination of our 30+ years of experience in climate change, ozone depletion and other global environmental challenges. It also helps solidify ICF’s position as one of the world’s pre-eminent climate consultancies. We are thrilled for the opportunity to help advance the science and information-sharing around this issue of global importance."The U.S. Global Change Research Program was established by presidential initiative in 1989 and mandated by Congress in the Global Change Research Act of 1990 to assist the Nation and the world to understand, assess, predict, and respond to human-induced and natural processes of global change.
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