The research and support contract, awarded by the Defense Health Agency, has an eight-month base period with three option years.
General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded an $84 million contract from the Defense Health Agency to support the work of the Defense Department’s Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence—or TBICoE—according to an announcement from the Falls Church, Va.-based contractor on Monday.
Under the contract, which GDIT said has an eight-month base period with three option years, the company will work with TBICoE “in conducting clinical research, surveilling [traumatic brain injuries] across the DOD, developing clinical recommendations, translating research findings into education tools and disseminating these products to military healthcare providers, service members, veterans and their families.”
TBICoE is a DOD office that collaborates with the Department of Veterans Affairs to track traumatic brain injuries across the U.S. military, and to support active duty military members, veterans and their families dealing with related injuries. According to DOD data, more than 460,000 service members worldwide have suffered mild to severe traumatic brain injuries from 2000 through the second quarter of 2022.
A press release from GDIT said that it will also work with DOD and TBICoE to support a variety of congressionally-mandated projects, including “the 15-year longitudinal study of [traumatic brain injury] incurred by the armed forces in Afghanistan and Iraq wars, as well as the Warfighter Brain Health program.”
GDIT said it has worked to support TBICoE’s initiatives “across 21 military treatment facilities and trauma rehabilitation sites worldwide” since 2014.
“Our work over the past eight years with the TBICoE has yielded new advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injuries,” Kamal Narang, GDIT vice president and general manager for federal health, said in a statement. “We are proud of our researchers and scientists who support TBICoE’s mission every day, and we look forward to partnering with them to address future brain health challenges.”