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NASA IVV Awards Software Assurance Services Contract

The NASA IV & V (Independent Verification and Validation) Program located in Fairmont, West Virginia, issued a press release March 31, 2017, regarding the award of its Software Assurance Serevices contract to TASC, an Engility Company.

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-awards-systems-software-assurance-services-contract-0

MPL Corporation is proud to continue its role in support of TASC/Engility in delivering superior software and systems validation and verification services to meet the needs of its customer NASA.

 

IVV Press Announcement

MPL Corporation Joins TASC Team on $133.9 Million NASA Contract

[Buckhannon, WV] – December 6, 2011 – MPL Corporation is among expert companies joining the TASC, Inc. team which has been awarded a five-year contract worth up to $133.9 million to provide highly specialized system software services to NASA.  Under the contract, TASC and its partners will provide independent verification and validation, software assurance, research and development and technical quality monitoring.

“Our goal is to ensure that NASA’s complex software products meet the overall needs of each program and fulfill the requirements of each phase of its life cycle,” says Linda Wellings, President of MPL.  “MPL has enjoyed a strong 7-year relationship with the TASC IV&V support program, contributed extensively to preparation of the successful proposal for this work, and anticipates expanding its participation in this mission-critical services delivery opportunity.”

To meet the program objectives, MPL staff will contribute expertise in systems engineering, software engineering, and project management.  MPL will also supply engineers with experience in the domain of aerospace systems development, implementation, and flight to assist NASA IV&V in validating and verifying its mission-critical software systems. TASC will oversee all aspects of the contract implementation.

 

About MPL Corporation

Providing information technology services to clients since 1985, MPL Corporation is a woman-owned small business with staff working from locations both within and beyond the borders of West Virginia.  Its skill sets include software and systems engineering, wireless and wired network engineering and management, full life cycle information systems engineering, web-based services delivery, technology project management, and related technology deployment capabilties.  For more information and employment opportunity announcements, visit www.mpl.com.

About TASC

Founded in 1966, TASC, Inc., provides advanced systems engineering, integration and decision-support services to the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense and civilian agencies of the federal government.  With about 5,000 employees in 40 locations, TASC generates $1.5 billion in annual revenue.  For more information and career opportunities, visit www.tasc.com.

 

Steven Seeger - Engineering Excellence Award

At the NASA Independent Verification and Validation Annual Workshop on September 15, 2011, MPL employee Steven Seeger was awarded one of two Engineering Excellence Awards presented annually by the IV&V Program.

Steven works (under contract to TASC, Inc.) as lead developer for the IV&V Independent Test Capability (ITC), whose charter is to develop, maintain and operate an adaptable test environment for the IV&V Program that enables the dynamic analysis of software behaviors for multiple NASA missions.  ITC provides a means to assess system dynamics through the perspective of IV&V’s Three Questions:  1) Does the software exhibit behaviors exactly as intended?  2) Does the software not exhibit behaviors that were not intended? and 3) Does the software exhibit expected behaviors under adverse conditions?

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Gregory Blaney (IV&V Program Director), Steven Seeger (MPL senior software engineer), and Ken Vorndran (IV&V Program Deputy Director)

 

The text of the award letter is presented below:

 


September 15, 2011

Dear Mr. Seeger:

On behalf of the NASA Independent Verification and Validation Program, it is my great pleasure to recognize your contributions to the development and enhancement of IV&V’s engineering approaches.  The missions to which you have applied your considerable skills have greatly benefited from your dedication to excellence.

You have earned our highest regard as one of NASA’s leading validation and verification engineers.  Colleagues and customers alike have been impressed with your exceptional ability to work with and lead people in such a way as to ensure enduring relationships that consistently result in programmatic success.  Your approach to teamwork and commitment to excellence has been critical to the success of the IV&V Program.

It is an honor to recognize the many ways you have proven yourself to be a valuable asset to NASA and to the IV&V Program.  Please accept the 2011 NASA IV&V Engineering Excellence Award with your deepest respect and appreciation.

Sincerely,

Gregory D. Blaney

Director

NASA Independent Verification and Validation Program

 


MPL congratulates Steven on this outstanding award, and recognizes his exemplary dedication to exceptional customer service.  Great job, Steven!

 
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