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NMSU Physical Science Lab awarded new contract from Department of Defense


NMSU’s Physical Science Laboratory awarded new 10-year, $92.8m contract

Date: 10/02/2020 

Author: Tiffany Acosta, 575-646-3929, (KRQE Staff)

From: El Paso Herald-Post


New Mexico State University’s Physical Science Laboratory has been awarded a 10-year, $92,870,000 contact from the United States Department of Defense to support the information operations, vulnerability/survivability assessment and analysis program.

Joanne Esparza, NMSU PSL IOVSA program manager, said the PSL staff has extensive experience providing support to the Army Research Laboratory (ARL)/Survivability Lethality Analysis Directorate (SLAD), now CCDC DAC.

“We’ve been extremely successful in providing this type of support to the customer for the last 20 plus years because of the talented, dedicated workforce that we have,” Esparza said. “They are very experienced, capable, hardworking and committed to supporting the customer’s mission.”

The new contract from the Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Data and Analysis Center (DAC), part of the U.S. Army Futures Command, was effective September 18.

Founded by NMSU in 1946, PSL has supported various government and private sector scientific and technical activities throughout the U.S. and the world through contracts and research agreements.