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Leidos Gets Potential $150M NIH Software Dev’t Support Contract; Jon Scholl Quoted

Jeff Brody
Jon Scholl

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) will continue to help the National Institutes of Health's Office of Extramural Research develop software applications under a potential follow-on contract worth up to $150M over five years.

The company said Thursday it will including design, develop and test apps for eRA systems used to process agency grants for public health and biomedical research initiatives.

OER systems are installed at more than 38K institutions and support both applicants and grantees worldwide.

Jon Scholl, president of Leidos' health group, said the company has provided software development support to the office since 2008.

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development awarded the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, which has one base year plus four option years.

Leidos noted it will apply artificial intelligence and automation approaches in efforts to help OER address  operational efficiency and maintenance challenges.

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