CONTRACT AWARD

Leidos takes $170M DIA language translation, content services contract

Leidos has won a potential five-year, $170.8 million contract to help the Defense Intelligence Agency analyze and translate content originally produced in a foreign language.

DIA received seven other bids for the contract that covers one base year followed by four option years, the Defense Department said in its Friday awards digest. The contract covers services to translate the content of captured, seized or otherwise acquired digital media and documents.

The contract supports DIA's National Media Exploitation Center based in Bethesda, Maryland. NEMC launched in 2001 to help the DIA, CIA, FBI and National Security Agency better analyze digital media and other files found in foreign countries by the U.S. military and intelligence agencies.

Work will take place through July 31, 2023 if the DIA exercises all options. The Virginia Contracting Authority conducted the acquisition on behalf of the DIA.

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