DTRA Chooses 7 Firms for $4B WMD Defense IDIQ; Craig Albert on Bechtel’s Atomic Lab Work

Chemical weaponsSeven companies have won positions on a potential 10-year, $4 billion contract to perform research and development work for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency into technologies that defend against weapons of mass destruction.

DTRA received eight offers for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, which contains a five-year base period and a five-year option period, the Defense Department said Tuesday.

The option period will not increase the ceiling value of the contract.

Awardees include:

  • Alion Science and Technology Corp.
  • Applied Research Associates
  • Engility Corp. (NYSE: EGL)
  • Exelis Inc. (NYSE: XLS)
  • Leidos (NYSE: LDOS)
  • Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC)
  • Raytheon (NYSE: RTN)

A Bechtel subsidiary recently won a contract to continue operating and maintaining atomic power laboratories for the U.S. Navy and Energy Department.

Click here to learn more about that work at Bettis and Knolls Atomic Power Laboratories that Craig Albert, president of Bechtel’s government services unit, call “critical to our national defense.”

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