AIBioTech, Leidos partner up for Air Force contract
The Air Force contract enables Leidos and 11 other contractors to compete for task orders to provide research, development, evaluation and testing for homeland defense and security technical area tasks to the DoD. The contract has a one-year base period of performance and four one-year options worth up to $900 million if all options are exercised, according to an AIBioTech press release.
The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) administers DoD Information Analysis Centers, which operate a portfolio of task order contracts for technical analysis and research. Under the terms of the contract, Leidos will provide its services to research and development efforts within the CBRN defense, WMD, homeland security and defense, biometrics, critical infrastructure protection, cultural studies, medical and alternative energy focus areas.
"AIBioTech's strengths in understanding and addressing issues of biodefense and its recognized expertise in state-of-the-art life science technologies were major factors in our selection to the Leidos team," Robert Harris, the president and chief scientific officer of AIBioTech and the program manager at AIBioTech for the new contract effort, said. "We are pleased to support the efforts of Leidos in meeting the challenges presented by DTIC."
The work under the contract seeks to protect the U.S. against new and emerging adversarial threats.
AIBioTech provides integrated research and development services, as well as clinical testing, to life science investigators, physicians, pharmaceutical companies, academic institutions and government agencies.