DTRA awards TASC, Inc., with $600 million contract

The United State Defense Threat Reduction Agency has awarded TASC, Inc., a $600 million contract to provide assistance and advisory services to the agency’s Research and Development Enterprise.

Under the five year, single award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, TASC will focus on new and mature counter-CBRNE and nonproliferation technologies. This includes the research, design, integration, testing and evaluation of counter-WMD and nonproliferation technologies for the full spectrum of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive weapons.

"It is imperative that we continue our nation's investment in new technologies that can counter the threat and control the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction," Pamela Drew, senior vice president of Enterprise Systems at TASC, said. "We are proud that DTRA has selected TASC to support this vitally important mission."

TASC will also make these technological capabilities available to DTRA customers, including warfighters, state and local governments, and homeland security agents. TASC has put together an expert team of 15 companies, with work occurring primarily at Kirtland AFB in New Mexico, Fort Belvoir in Virginia, and Eglin AFB in Florida.

"TASC has worked with DTRA for decades to reduce the threat and impact of devastating attacks, both here and abroad," Buz Gibson, vice president of DTRA Programs at TASC, said. "Our understanding of the technologies and phenomenology related to WMD is second to none. America and its allies are safer because of this work."