BAY AREA HOUSTON, TEXAS – TASC, an Engility company, has been in the space business for 50 years and trusted with some of the most critical space systems and missions and other critical programs in the U.S. government. In February 2015, TASC merged with Engility Corporation, resulting in a $2 billion-plus company with about 10,000 employees that delivers high-end technical services to many Federal government customers across the defense, intelligence, space, and civilian sectors. TASC’s core capabilities include engineering; systems engineering and integration; program management; mission assurance; and cyber/information technology security. The company supports all space mission domain areas including: spacecraft; payloads; launch vehicles; ground systems; command, control, and communication; data processing; and launch/mission operations. TASC’s Houston office has joined BAHEP and the BAHEP Aerospace Advisory Committee.
“With Bay Area Houston being home to NASA Johnson Space Center, the Houston Spaceport, and Ellington Airport, it stands to reason that a dynamic company like TASC would have a presence in the region. The company is a great fit for BAHEP and its other aerospace members as we all work together in support of NASA and the emerging commercial space industry,” said BAHEP President Bob Mitchell.
Gabe Garrett, senior manager of business development for TASC, will represent the company in Houston within BAHEP. He commented, “BAHEP is well-known for its initiatives supporting NASA JSC, NASA in-general, and the space industry. We believe this is important work. At TASC we realize the importance of community involvement and look forward to becoming active with BAHEP and the local JSC and aerospace community.”
Engility Corporation President and COO, John Hynes, states, “Engility is committed to the space industry and NASA and believes our nation’s ability to continue to lead in human space exploration, where JSC plays a key leadership role, is an important part of the continued evolution of space utilization and exploitation.” Hynes added, “Our longtime space heritage and broad exposure to the space industry including the national security, civilian, and commercial programs, allows us to uniquely share diverse best practices and lessons learned for the benefit of our space customers."
TASC’s principal space customers include NASA; the National Reconnaissance Office; the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy; Missile Defense Agency; and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. At NASA, one of TASC’s key roles is serving as the agency-wide primary provider of independent verification and validation (IV&V) services for mission-critical software. In Houston, they support JSC with IV&V services for the International Space Station and Orion Programs’ critical software.
TASC’s Houston office is located at 2222 Bay Area Boulevard. They have other offices in more than 40 states and 50 countries. Call 281.455.0822 or visit www.engility.com.