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Leidos Awarded $12 M Contract by Defense Threat Reduction Agency

  • Company to Provide Modeling and Simulation Support

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a national security, health and engineering solutions company, was awarded a task order by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to provide modeling and simulation support. The single-award cost-plus fixed-fee task order has a five-month base period of performance, two one-year options, and a total contract value of approximately $12 million, if the options are exercised. The task order was awarded under the Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Research and Technology Development contract. Work will be performed at Fort Belvoir, Va. and in San Diego, Calif.

The DTRA provides the Department of Defense's (DoD) core intellectual, technical and operational support expertise for countering threats posed by weapons of mass destruction chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear and high-yield explosives (CBRNE).  Under the contract, Leidos will provide modeling and simulation support for web-based joint collaboration CBRNE assessment tools. The team will provide DTRA with a set of collaborative CBRNE assessment tools that can be accessed throughout the DoD and government agencies to provide deliberative planning and assessments of CBRNE events.  The web-based assessment tools will provide a mechanism for rapid collaboration between subject matter experts and will assist the DoD and U.S. Government agencies in providing guidance for rapid response to CBRNE incidents.

"Leidos is proud to support the Defense Threat Reduction Agency's CBRNE mission by developing tools to provide U.S. Government agencies timely and actionable information critical to the planning and response to CBRNE events throughout the world," said Leidos Group President John Fratamico.

Source : Leidos - view original press release

Published on ASDNews: May 19, 2014


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