SAIC receives contract to support ECBC

The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command has awarded Science Applications International Corporation with a contract to support the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center and other customers with CBRNE support services.

"SAIC has been providing chemical and biological defense solutions for 30 years to Department of Defense elements," John Ferriter, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager, said. "We look forward to leveraging our cumulative expertise, and providing science based, technical solutions to help these important customers enhance the Nation's defense against chemical and biological warfare  and terrorism."

The multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a five year period of performance, as well as a total value of $485 million for all awardees.

The Edgewood Chemical Biological Genter is the principal research and development center in the United States for chemical and biological warfare agent defense. Technology developed there is used for detection, protection and decontamination.

Additionally, ECBC provides support over the entire research and development lifecycle, from basic research through technology development, engineering design, equipment evaluation, product support, sustainment, field operations and disposal.

The newly announced contract will see SAIC provide engineering, research and technology. The company will also program and integrate support services to ECBC and other customers, including the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense, the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency, the Assembled Chemical Weapons Assessment program manager, the 20th Support Command, the Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services, and the FBI.