Defense Threat Reduction Agency Awards Leidos $13 Million Contract
5 May 2017
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency DTRA awarded Leidos, a global science and technology company, a prime contract to support the operation and maintenance of DTRA's Meteorological Data Servers MDS and Numerical Weather Prediction NWP service. The single-award cost-plus fixed-fee delivery order has a one-year base period of performance, four one-year options and a total contract value of approximately USD 13 million if all options are exercised. DTRA awarded the delivery order under its Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction CWMD contract vehicle. Under this contract, Leidos will primarily perform work in San Diego, CA and Ft. Belvoir, VA.
DTRA provides a central distribution center for delivery of weather products that support product data applications to perform consequence assessments of accidental and intentional releases from chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives CBRNE incidents.
Under the delivery order, Leidos will support the operation and maintenance of DTRAs MDS and NWP. This includes providing targeted research and development to identify and implement state-of-the-art techniques for improving environmental data used in DTRAs atmospheric transport and dispersion models for weapons of mass destruction and CBRNE accidental release predictions. Leidos will also provide improvements to the weather data collection and dissemination of weather products to DTRAs customers.
The Leidos team brings expertise in meteorology, developmental research, software engineering and system development to modernize and maintain DTRAs operational systems and weather product applications, said Leidos Group President, Mike Chagnon. We are proud to support DTRA's critical CBRNE mission.