AEDC notified of Test Operations Support protest decision

Release Number: 010216

On Friday Feb. 26, AEDC was notified that the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC) denied the protest and upheld the award of the Test Operations and Sustainment (TOS) contract to National Aerospace Solutions, LLC (NAS).

In a message to the AEDC workforce, AEDC Commander, Col. Rodney F. Todaro wrote, "You have done a phenomenal job of staying focused on our mission during this time of uncertainty.  The Facility Support Services (FSS) and Base Communications and Information Technology Services (BCITS) contracts are performing well because of your diligence.  Now I encourage you to join with me in welcoming National Aerospace Solutions to the AEDC team as we enter a new era.  I will keep you informed as we develop the transition schedule."

He continued, "your expertise and innovation help make our Air Force great. There's been a lot of change recently and it has caused a lot of anxiety, but what we do has never been more important, and you have never been more important.  You are extremely valued."

AEDC has transitioned several portions of the current contract with Aerospace Testing Alliance to new organizations. The Air Force's contract with ATA expired on Sept. 30, 2015, and is currently extended until March 31, with an option to extend until Sept. 30, 2016. The TOS effort will represent the largest transition to date.

The award date of the Technical Management and Advisory Services (TMAS) effort, being managed at Eglin AFB, Fla., is still to be determined.