The Defense Threat Reduction Agency has issued a request for proposals for a potential 10-year, $4 billion contract to research, develop, test and evaluate scientific and technological platforms meant to help the Department of Defense counter and deter weapons of mass destruction.
The Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction program is a multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-delivery contract that has a five-year base period and five option years, according to a solicitation notice published Tuesday.
The CWMD IDIQ contract covers the procurement, systems engineering, maintenance and sustainment of tech platforms and calls for the reduction of incentives to pursue, employ and possess WMD.
The contract also intends to ramp up barriers to the proliferation, acquisition and use of WMD, manage WMD-related risks emerging from hostile, fragile or failed states and safe havens and deny the effects of emerging and existing WMD threats through integrated, layered defenses.
The requirements under the IDIQ contract will be divided into three mission pools. Pool 1 will focus on artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science and software development, while Pool 2 will deal with operations and countermeasures in a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear environment. Pool 3 will focus on targeting, information operations and irregular warfare.
Responses to the RFP are due July 22.