NASA Seeks "High Level Visit" Services For China Meetings

NASA Solicitation: Intepretation Translation, Visa Processing, and Logistical Support

"Oral interpretation and written translation of official and technical/scientific/engineering documents ... Former Soviet States (Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan), Russian Federation, and China, Visa processing for ... and China ... Administrative coordination, advance preparation and support of conducting onsite overseas official meetings and high level visits; 8) Overseas logistics support primarily for the Former Soviet states and China, providing administrative, clerical and in-country ground transportation logistic services ..."

Keith's note:With regard to mention of "China", I thought NASA was supposed to NOT be working with China on any space matters. As such, why is "China" and "onsite overseas official meetings and high level visits" mentioned in this (or any) NASA procurement?

"Fomer Soviet states"? It has been 20 years since the USSR broke up. Why is that term even relevant anymore? Why not say "Warsaw Pact" for that matter? At least at least half of Germany was a Soviet client state - and Germany is not listed nor are others such as Romania, Poland, Hungary etc. And FWIW Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania always considered themselves to have been occupied countries not Soviet republics or "states". Why is Cold War terminology needed in a 21st Century NASA procurement?

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