MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced it was awarded a prime contract by the Naval Medical Logistics Command to provide research and development (R&D) services in support of the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory (NSMRL). The single-award, cost-plus fixed-fee contract has a one-year base period of performance, four one-year options, and a total contract value of approximately $22 million if all options are exercised. Work will be performed primarily at the Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn.
The NSMRL is the only U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery dedicated research institution for submariner performance. NSMRL research areas focus on the medical, psychological, and physiological interactions between the human and the submarine, serving the submarine force and the Navy by taking the lead in undersea human factors, sensory sciences, and operational medicine.
Under the contract, SAIC will provide R&D support services including investigations of medical, psychological, physiological, and other issues associated with the health and performance of Naval personnel in operational and non-operational settings. Research and testing conducted under this contract will be broad in scope and encompass a wide range of disciplines, covering all aspects of submariner wellness, submariner psychological factors, shipboard force health protection, human factors, and undersea warfighter capabilities.
"We look forward to continuing to provide the NSMRL with subject matter expertise relating to Navy and Department of Defense-wide medical issues to support undersea warfighters," said Steve Comber, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager.
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