Seven win $4B contract to help combat WMDs

Eight bids received for contract

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency has tapped seven contractors to help combat weapons of mass destruction under a $4 billion contract.

The winners are:

  • Alion Science and Technology
  • Applied Research Associates

  • Engility Corp.
  • Exelis Inc.
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Raytheon
  • Leidos

The contract, called the Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Research and Technology Development, is for research and development  that aims to provide scientific and technological solutions to meet the Defense Department’s non-proliferation, counterproliferation and consequence management objectives, the department said in a release.

Work will take place within contractor facilities and at Fort Belvoir, Va., and is expected to be completed by Dec. 3, 2018.

Funding in the amount of $100,000 is obligated to each contractor at the time of the award.

Eight bids were received.

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