Leidos receives $12 million contract from DHS

Leidos, a national security solutions company, announced on Wednesday that it received a prime contract from the DHS to support and supplement a program at the New York-based Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC).

The single-award time and materials contract will be to support the DHS Science and Technology Directorate's (S&T) Agricultural Scientific Program at the PIADC. The contract contains a one-year base period of performance, four one-year options and a total contract value of approximately $12 million if all options are exercised.

As part of the contract, Leidos will support the program with program management support, planning and oversight for the development of diagnostics, vaccines and other countermeasures to mitigate the impact of foreign animal diseases. The PIADC helps protect U.S. livestock from the intentional or accidental introduction of foreign animal diseases. The Agricultural Defense Scientific Program is key to developing foreign animal disease countermeasures.

"We are pleased to continue our support to the DHS S&T Directorate to protect U.S. livestock from foreign animal diseases that can seriously threaten our livestock industries, economy, and way of life," Steve Comber, the president of Leidos Health, said.

Leidos seeks to support the integration of large biomedical research and development, as well as logistical support services, for federal scientific, agricultural and biopharmaceutical programs. Leidos Health's life sciences team designs and delivers solutions to facilitate the development of medical treatments and scientific advances.

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