Up to $600M to TASC to Support DTRA WMD Program
The US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has undertaken an R&D effort to provide an integrated approach to combating weapons of mass destruction (WMD) known as the Research and Development Enterprise [PDF]. Their efforts are aimed at improving situational awareness about the WMD threat, controlling WMD materials and systems worldwide, reducing the threat to US troops, protecting the homeland, transforming the US nuclear deterrent, and controlling the threat of loose nuclear weapons in the world.
As part of this effort, DTRA awarded a contract April 18/11 worth up to $600 million to TASC in Chantilly, VA to provide advisory services to the agency’s effort in this area…
TASC will focus on new and mature counter CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive) and nonproliferation technologies, then help make those technologies available to the US military, state and local governments, and homeland security agencies.
Work under the contract will be performed primarily at Fort Belvoir, VA; Kirtland AFB, NM; and Eglin AFB, FL; and is expected to be complete in April 2016. Bids for the maximum $600 million indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract were solicited, with 2 received by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency in Ft Belvoir, VA (HDTRA1-11-D-0004). See also TASC release.