West Virginia Tech Firm TMC Technologies Wins Five-Year NASA Contract

February 6, 2012

Fairmont, WV -- TMC Technologies’ Galaxy Global subsidiary is proud to announce its selection for a five year contract to provide the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Program with Software Assurance Tool (SWAT) Information Technology (IT) engineering and support services.  This contract will promote continual improvement of NASA IV&V methods and tools in realizing efficiencies and high quality products in support of NASA missions and operations.


First District Representative David B. McKinley voiced his support for NASA’s selection of a West Virginia-based company for the contract.


“I am pleased to see that our West Virginia-based high tech companies are successfully competing and creating more jobs for our area,” McKinley said.  “Jobs for West Virginians has been and will continue to be my top priority in Congress.  Keeping federal operations such as NASA funded in West Virginia is one of the best ways to accomplish that goal in the I-79 corridor.”


TMC President, Wade Linger, agrees.  “Our local high tech companies are capable of winning federal contracts anywhere in the U.S.  But if we are going to continue to expand the high tech workforce in West Virginia, we need federal customers to be in West Virginia,” Linger said.  “And the success that Congressman McKinley, Senator Manchin, and Senator Rockefeller had last year in justifying funding for the critical work at the Fairmont NASA IV&V Facility is clearly bearing fruit for our local high tech workforce.”


According to Fairmont NASA IV&V Director Greg Blaney, the Fairmont Facility’s mission is to reduce the inherent risk in the Agency’s ability to procure, develop, deploy and operate software within desired cost, schedule and performance goals.


“We look forward to enhancing our capacity to fulfill our mission with the support to be provided under this new SWAT contract,” Blaney said.


TMC, with headquarters located in Pleasant Valley, is a provider of IT engineering and support services to federal and state government customers.  In addition to 17 years supporting the NASA IV&V Facility, TMC’s customer base also includes the Department of Defense (DoD), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and several large business government contractors.


The TMC team for this contract includes Global Science & Technology Inc. (GST), ADNET Systems Inc. (ADNET ), Lakota Software Solutions (Lakota), and Mid-Atlantic Technology Research and Innovation Center (MATRIC).  All of the teaming partners either have headquarters in West Virginia or have a significant presence in the state.


About TMC Technologies:


TMC Technologies is an information technology (IT) services company with significant contract experience at the federal and state government levels and a reputation for outstanding quality and service.


We understand that helping our customers achieve their goals is how we achieve our goals.  We offer competitive rates and qualified personnel as two important first steps toward our mutual success.  As we grow, we will continue adding skilled managers and staff who share our customer focus.


We achieve this by remembering the basic principles to which we adhere: operate ethically, achieve superior quality for our clients and ourselves.  It is these principles that have attracted and retained a talented and capable staff who enjoy a reputation for product and service excellence and a tremendous number of enthusiastic, loyal customers who value the work we do.




Located in the heart of West Virginia's emerging technology sector, the NASA IV&V Program was established in 1993 as part of an Agency-wide strategy to provide the highest achievable levels of safety and cost-effectiveness for mission critical software.  The NASA IV&V Program was founded under the NASA Office of Safety and Mission Assurance (OSMA) as a result of recommendations made by the National Research Council (NRC) and the Report of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident.


Since then, the NASA IV&V Program has experienced continual growth in personnel, projects, capabilities, and accomplishments.  NASA IV&V efforts have contributed to NASA's improved safety record since the NASA IV&V Program's inception.  Today, independent verification and validation (IV&V) is an Agency-level function, delegated from OSMA to Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and managed by NASA IV&V.  The NASA IV&V Program's primary business, software IV&V, is sponsored by OSMA as a software assurance technology.  Having been reassigned as GSFC, NASA IV&V is Code 180 (Center Director's direct report).


The NASA IV&V Program houses over 150 full-time employees and leverages the expertise of in-house partners and contractors.


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