DoD awards research contract to MRIGlobal

MRIGlobal, a not-for-profit contract research organization, announced on Monday that it received an award from the U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Technical Information Center.

MRIGlobal was one of 12 contractors selected for the Homeland Defense and Security Technical Area Tasks Contract. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract gives MRIGlobal the chance to compete for task orders for engineering, complex analysis, expert research and services in technical areas of homeland security and defense.

The program will support the $900 million Homeland Defense Information and Analysis Center.

"With this program, MRIGlobal will expand our work in research and development, testing and evaluation, and consulting services to enhance our national security," Thomas Sack, the president and chief executive officer of MRIGlobal, said. "The award shows confidence in our team, and we look forward to supporting a wide array of defense organizations and other governmental agencies in this important mission."

The contract supports technical areas of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense; homeland security and defense; critical infrastructure protection; defense of weapons of mass destruction; and biometrics, medical, cultural and alternative energy programs.

MRIGlobal brought together a team of 33 subcontractors for the project, including research institutes, universities, small businesses and large businesses. The organization said it has significant experience supporting similar large government contracts.

The contract will be effective starting on May 1.