Battelle Wins Contract to Support DoD Key Cybersecurity Priorities

Battelle will continue to support key Department of Defense (DoD) priorities having been awarded the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) Cyber Security and Information Systems Technical Area Tasks (CS TAT) five-year, $5 billion Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract.

The new contract, awarded last month, is a successor contract of the Software Networks Information Modeling and Simulation $2 billion DTIC IDIQ contract and will include work similar in scope.

"We are gratified to have the opportunity to be able to continue the important work of helping the Department of Defense strengthen cybersecurity measures under this new contract," said Lisa McCauley, general manager of Battelle's Cyber Innovations business unit. "That means we, along with our outstanding teammates, are able to further deliver expert solutions to our clients."

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The Defense Technical Information Center's method for awarding contracts has changed in recent years, leading to a more competitive process. It formerly awarded single Information Analysis Center contracts to one specific contractor; now it awards Multiple Award Contracts (MACs) to a few highly qualified contractors who are eligible to compete for task orders under the umbrella contracts. Battelle is one of ten contractors qualified to bid on the CS TAT contract.

Since that happened, Battelle has won each of the four DTIC MAC contracts to include Software Networks Information Modeling (SNIM), Homeland Defense Technical Area Task (HD TAT), Defense Systems Technincal Area Task (DS TAT) and now the new Cyber Security contract. Battelle has been actively involved in supporting the DTIC's Information Analysis Center research and development programs for more than 60 years.

Battelle's Cyber Innovations business line works with corporate and government clients to solve some of today's most perplexing cyber challenges and prepare for the changing cyber landscape of tomorrow.

Source: Battelle
Date: Jan 21, 2016