The US House of Representatives’ committee on science and technology subcommittee on space and aeronautics’ hearing charter gave the following info on the human rating study that uses American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding, revealing that it is a mod to an existing contract

A modification to the Bioastronautics contract with Wyle Integrated Science &

Engineering Group was made to develop a set of human system integration

requirements for application to commercial spacecraft in support of NASA’s

Commercial Crew and Cargo Program. According to NASA, the human system

integration requirements developed under this task order will be based on a review of

existing Human Rating requirements, Spaceflight Human Systems Standards,

Constellation Program requirements, Commercial Crew and Cargo Program Office

operational concepts and requirements, and the Johnson Space Center Space Life

Sciences Directorate Human Interface Design Handbook.