Accenture Federal Services (AFS), has won a $175 million multi-award IDIQ contract to perform crowdsourcing and other crowd-based solution delivery initiatives for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Through NASA’s Open Innovation Services 2 contract (NOIS2), the agency has been highly successful at scaling crowd-based solutions to meet project delivery goals within NASA and among other federal agencies. Under the NOIS2 contract, AFS has the opportunity to support the agency in tapping into additional methodologies and engaging new partners to scale NASA’s innovative crowdsourcing capabilities.
“Federal agencies often have a backlog of challenges that can be best addressed by tapping into the expertise of a network of best-fit industry leaders,” said Rod Adkins, Accenture Federal Services Lead Technical Advisor to NASA. “We are thrilled to help NASA leverage innovative methodologies, including fit-for-purpose crowd-based challenges and competitions, to deliver its mission-critical products and services.”
The length of the NOIS2 crowdsourcing support services contract is three years.
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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is America’s civil space program and the global leader in space exploration. The agency has a diverse workforce of just under 18,000 civil servants, and works with many more U.S. contractors, academia, and international and commercial partners to explore, discover, and expand knowledge for the benefit of humanity.
With an annual budget of $23.2 billion in Fiscal Year 2021, which is less than 0.5% of the overall U.S. federal budget, NASA supports more than 312,000 jobs across the United States, generating more than $64.3 billion in total economic output (Fiscal Year 2019).
At its 20 centers and facilities across the country – and the only National Laboratory in space – NASA studies Earth, including its climate, our Sun, and our solar system and beyond.