A decision by Boeing to outsource key Kennedy Space Center work to small businesses was a key factor in its selection over Lockheed Martin for a Kennedy payload processing contract worth $810 million over the next 10 years (AW&ST Sept. 2, p. 21). Boeing inherited the original contract with its acquisition of McDonnell Douglas. Kennedy, however, rebid the work under its Checkout, Assembly and Payload Processing Services contract, which is worth an initial $332 million through 2006. The ...

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