CHANTILLY, Va., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency has awarded TASC, Inc. a single-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a ceiling value of $600 million to provide advisory and assistance services to the agency's Research and Development Enterprise. Under the five-year contract, TASC will focus on new and mature counter CBRNE and nonproliferation technologies.
"It is imperative that we continue our nation's investment in new technologies that can counter the threat and control the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction," says Pamela Drew, senior vice president of Enterprise Systems at TASC. "We are proud that DTRA has selected TASC to support this vitally important mission."
The TASC team will support research, design, integration, test and evaluation of counter WMD and nonproliferation technologies for the full spectrum of CBRNE weapons – chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive. In addition, TASC will help make those capabilities available to DTRA customers, including warfighters, state and local governments and homeland security agencies. To meet the program objectives, TASC has assembled an expert team from 15 companies. Work under the contract will be performed primarily at Fort Belvoir, VA, Kirtland AFB, NM, and Eglin AFB, FL.
"TASC has worked with DTRA for decades to reduce the threat and impact of devastating attacks, both here and abroad," says Buz Gibson, vice president of DTRA Programs at TASC. "Our understanding of the technologies and phenomenology related to WMD is second to none. America and its allies are safer because of this work."
Last month, DTRA awarded TASC a $97 million contract to support the Combat Support and Nuclear Support Directorates of the DTRA Operations Enterprise.
Founded in 1966, TASC, Inc., is a leading provider of advanced systems engineering, integration and decision-support services to the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense and civilian agencies of the federal government. With more than 5,000 employees in 40 locations, TASC generates $1.5 billion in annual revenue. For more information and career opportunities, visit our website at www.tasc.com.
Media Contact: Christine Nyirjesy Bragale, TASC Public Relations Manager, [email protected], (703) 653-5996.