Anteon wins defense vaccine work

Anteon International Corp. won a five-year, $15.5 million contract with the Army Medical Command to support the National Vaccine Healthcare Center network, the company said.

The network is comprised of regional Defense Department vaccine health care centers, and it works with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to educate health care providers throughout the Defense Department as well as service members and their families.

Anteon will provide services for the network in information technology, program development and management, health education, and coordination of administrative services throughout the NVHC network.

"When an individual has an adverse reaction [to a vaccine] there are procedures that have to be followed," said Wendell Stepp, Anteon's vice president for science and technology. "We will participate in the adverse reaction reporting. We'll help set up a registry to keep track of what vaccines individuals have been taken, where and when, and the results."

The network's role has become more important because of the increased threat of attacks using chemical and biological weapons, said Joseph Kampf, Anteon president and corporate executive officer.

Last year, Anteon generated more than $40 million in revenue from work in the federal health care arena, Stepp said.

The Fairfax, Va., company has 900 employees. It had more than $1 billion in 2003 revenue. The company ranks No. 19 on the 2004 Washington Technology Top 100, which measures federal contracting revenue.

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