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AEDC contractor award fee announced

ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, Tenn. -- The Air Force has announced the award fee for the Arnold Engineering Development Center's support contractor, Aerospace Testing Alliance (ATA) , for the period Oct. 1, 2006 through April 30, 2007. 

The award fee determining official, Yvonne Jackson, deputy program executive officer for Combat and Mission Support, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C., approved an award fee of $5,988,000 for ATA.

This is the seventh award fee under the contract that began in October 2003.  ATA was awarded the center support and testing contract on June 30, 2003. 

The operating contract is for up to 12 years and worth potentially $2.7 billion. ATA currently employs more than 2,300 people from 15 Tennessee counties and four states. 

The contractor received a rating of 91 resulting in $5,988,000 of their possible award fee of $7,129,000.  ATA is a joint venture of Jacobs Sverdrup, Computer Sciences Corp. and General Physics Corp.