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RAND Corp. to Continue DHS FFRDC Operation Support Under $495M IDIQ

RAND Corp. has secured a potential five-year, $495 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security to continue operating a federally funded research and development center.

The Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center FFRDC conducts analyses and studies for federal sponsors with a focus on a set of nine functional areas, DHS said Thursday.

HSOAC’s initial focus areas are acquisition studies; innovation and technology acceleration; homeland security threat and opportunity studies; research and development studies; operational studies; organizational studies; and regulatory, doctrine and policy studies. 

HSOAC has expanded its core competencies with the addition of personnel policy and management studies and preparedness, response and recovery to its focus areas in response to rising demand in the past five years.

RAND will continue to operate the center through March 23, 2027 under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.

The center seeks to help DHS address policy, operational and analytic challenges across the homeland security environment and mission areas by offering actionable recommendations and objective research and analysis.

In 2016, DHS selected RAND to manage and run HSOAC under a $494.7 million contract.

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