US: NASA has awarded a contract to Booz Allen Hamilton for the maintenance and operation of incident reporting programs, as well as continuing research and development to improve current and future systems. The Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) and Related Systems contract, managed by the Human Systems Integration Division at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, is a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract.
It includes a two-year base period, followed by a one-year and a two-year option. The potential total value of the contract is approximately $33.9 million. This marks the 40th year that NASA has managed the aviation reporting system.
The contract will support the ASRS, the railroad reporting system, C3RS, as well as development of related systems by providing maintenance and operation of voluntary, independent, confidential incident reporting programs. Research and development using incident reports will support improvements in the performance and safety of the current and future domain systems.
While these safety reporting systems currently encompass aviation and railroad, the contract supports the potential for other domains in the future. The work will be performed at Booz Allen Hamilton's facilities in Sunnyvale, California.