15:03 GMT25 January 2021
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    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has awarded the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton a $33.9 million contract to run incident-reporting programs for air and rail transportation systems in the United States, the company said in a press release on Monday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The five-year contract from NASA’s Ames Research Center is aimed at “maintaining and improving the safety, security and performance of the National Airspace System (NAS) and National Rail System (NRS),” the release stated.

    Booz Allen Hamilton will help analyze data on accidents, hazards and other safety-related matters disclosed through the federal Aviation Safety Reporting and Confidential Close Call Reporting systems, according to the release.

    The consulting company also said it will participate in management of both systems, process incident and safety-hazard reports, and ensure the data remain confidential and secure.

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    contract, NASA, National Rail System (NRS), National Airspace System (NAS), US
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