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MRI Technologies is a successful NASA Prime Contractor with an award winning reputation for excellence. Our record of customer satisfaction is based on consistent on-time delivery of dependable, flexible, and superior services and products.

Founded in 1988, we are a woman-owned small business specializing in engineering, planning and integration, logistics, information systems, configuration and data management, and project management. Excellent reputation based upon providing safe, dependable and flexible program control and integration services across the country. We understand Import/Export of Technologies and we are ITAR certified by the U.S. State Department. We use a structured teamwork approach and continually invest in our team members' and our company’s future success through ongoing research, cross-training, and employee development programs.


MRI is awarded the Navy SeaPort-e Contract

MRI is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded the Navy SeaPort-e Contract. The SeaPort-e Contract is the Navy's electronic platform for acquiring support services in 22 functional areas including Engineering, Financial Management, and Program Management. The Navy Systems Commands (NAVSEA, NAVAIR, SPAWAR, NAVFAC, and NAVSUP), the Office of Naval Research, Military Sealift Command, and the United States Marine Corps compete their service requirements amongst 2400+ SeaPort-e IDIQ multiple award contract holders. "This is an extremely important contract win for MRI's federal practice," says Debbie Kropp. Visit our SeaPort-e page here: MRI SeaPort-e Page

MRI Employee, David Ni, receives the NASA JSC TOP 10 Award

David was awarded the NASA JSC TOP 10 Award for the Real-Time Tracking System Using Ultra-Wideband RF Signals. Congratulations to David on being part of the 2014 TOP 100 NASA Technologies!

MRI Participates in the August 2014 Back to School Drive

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Back to School Drive for the Bay Area Turning Point shelter. The shelter is currently housing 81 participants, 51 whom are children. With MRI’s very generous donations they had a great party, and the children were well prepared for school! Thank you all for providing these children at the shelter with joy during a very difficult time in their lives.

MRI donated school supplies

October 2013, MRI Wins Award of LM Civil Space Technical Services Contract

MRI has been selected by Lockheed Martin for award of a Civil Space Technical Services IDIQ contract with work included across four geographical regions.    We are very excited about the opportunities this contract will bring to the MRI team.  The contract start date for initial work is 1/1/2014.

May 2013, MRI Joins Engineering and Sciences Work With Jacobs

MRI is pleased to announce our role as a primary subcontractor on the Jacobs Engineering Group award of the JSC Engineering Technology and Science (JETS) contract. Work under the JETS contract supports NASA JSC's Engineering Directorate and Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Directorate. Services include engineering design and development, sustaining engineering, engineering analysis and assessment, technology development, test services, laboratory and facility operation and maintenance, planetary mission research, physical science research, and astromaterials curation. NASA programs and offices supported by the contract include the International Space Station, Orion, Advanced Exploration Systems, the Chief Technologist and Commercial Crew and Cargo and Mars Science Laboratory science research and operations.

MRI President and CEO, Deborah Kropp, stated “We are excited to be a part of the JETS team and this is a great opportunity for us to bring innovative ideas forward and contribute to the future of JSC.”

March 2013, MRI and UTC Aerospace Systems Enter into NASA-sponsored Mentor Protégé Agreement

MRI Technologies and UTC Aerospace Systems have signed a NASA-sponsored Mentor-Protégé agreement under the EVA Space Operations Contract (ESOC). The NASA-sponsored Mentor-Protégé Program pairs large companies with eligible small businesses to enhance the capabilities of the protégé and enable them to successfully compete for larger, more complex prime contract and subcontract awards.

September 2012, MRI Goes Zero-G!

The MRI logo went zero-g recently on a flight during NASA flight week in September. The Microgravity Multi-Phase Flow Experiment For Suborbital Testing (MFEST) was flown during the flight. This project is supported by MRI employee Karen Spears. The primary objective of MFEST is to conduct a pathfinder, suborbital flight experiment that focuses on two-phase fluid flow and separator operations through a representative launch, suborbital, and entry profile.

MRI Logo flown on Zero-G.

MRI Logo flown on Zero-G.

January 11, 2012 - MRI Wins the Lockheed Martin Rigel Small Business of the Year Award

Rigel Small Business of the Year Award. Pictured: Cleon Lacefield, Debbie Kropp, and Michelle Butzke

MRI CEO, Debbie Kropp, had the surprise honor of accepting the Lockheed Martin Rigel Small Business of the Year Award at the Orion All Hands meeting from Cleon Lacefield on January 11, 2012 on behalf of our MRI Orion team. Per Michelle Butzke, Lockheed’s Small Business Advocate, “Although officially classified as the beta star of the Orion constellation, Rigel is the brightest. ...We named this award for our Small Businesses who many times shine brighter than the large Prime...” The MRI team members supporting Orion certainly deserve this award due to the exceptional support they provide, and their dedication and commitment to the Orion program. Congratulations!

July 26, 2011 - NASA Space Shuttle Recognition

MRI Team and Shuttle Model

As the Shuttle program comes to an end, MRI would like to recognize the many MRI team members who have contributed to this critical part of the American manned space flight program.  Since 1981, NASA space shuttles have been rocketing from the Florida coast into Earth orbit. The five orbiters — Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour — have flown more than 130 times, carrying over 350 people into space and travelling more than half a billion miles, more than enough to reach Jupiter. Designed to return to Earth and land like a giant glider, the shuttle was the world's first reusable space vehicle. More than all of that, though, the shuttle program expanded the limits of human achievement and broadened our understanding of our world. We applaud our hardworking, wonderful employees who have help to make the Space Shuttle successful.  Above is a photograph of most of our current employees who work on the Shuttle program now.  You can learn more about the history of the Space Shuttle program at

The MRI employees in this photo are (left to right): Denise Puente, Susan Widmer, Susana Trevino, Kimberly Skidmore, Karen Parker, Lorrie Burton, Debbie Kropp, Tanya Garza, Lisa Jewell, Misty Hunter, Abel Puente, Sharon Roach, Erin Cook, Frances Smith, Joanne Forgette, Sarah Duke, Becci Cost, Pam Sanders, Shammah Guerrero, Courtney Roberts, and Anita Pounders.