Contracts awarded for biodefense

The U.S. Department of Defense announced its latest contract awards this week, and they include nearly $18 million that will be invested specifically in chemical and biological defense systems at two of the nation's military bases.

Battelle Memorial Institute of Columbus, Ohio, received an $8,254,699 contract for a project at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.

The project, according to Veterans Today, will provide for, among other things, "management of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear explosives defense systems." The publication states that the Battelle Memorial Institute project will also include improvements in technology assessments, situational awareness, systems integration, engineering test and evaluation, acquisition, logistics, training and information management.

Veterans Today reports that Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., of McLean, Va., received $9,476,595, which will go towards a project that will provide support for the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense’s Transformational Medical Technologies Initiative program.

The work will be performed at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency at Fort Belvoir, Va., and the project's goals, according to Veterans Today, include development work regarding medical systems and therapeutics and "risk analyses that support current and planned programs of record that lead to concise business case analyses that identify cost and performance projections."

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