Air Force Taps 12 Companies for $900M Homeland Defense R&D IDIQ

researchThe U.S. Air Force has awarded positions on a potential five-year, $900 million contract to 12 companies for research and development work in the homeland defense and security technical areas.

The Air Force Installation Contracting Agency received 13 offers for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract through a full and open competition and a small business reservation, the Defense Department said Tuesday.

Contractors will compete for task orders to perform work during the one-year basic ordering period and for up to four additional years if the Air Force exercises all options.

Awardees include:

  • Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH)
  • Battelle
  • Jacobs Technology (NYSE: JEC)
  • Leidos (NYSE: LDOS)
  • MacAulay-Brown
  • MRI Global
  • National Security Information Associates
  • Scitor
  • Strategic Analysis Inc.
  • TASC
  • URS Federal Services (NYSE: URS)
  • Wyle Laboratories

Research and development work will cover technical focus areas such as:

  • alternative energy
  • biometrics
  • chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense
  • critical infrastructure protection
  • cultural studies
  • homeland defense and security
  • medical
  • weapons of mass destruction
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