N-G Wins $375M Contract to Help Address WMD Threats

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Northrop Grumman IT has been awarded a indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract with a potential value of approximately $375 million over four years, in order to provide a range of scientific and technical advisory and assistance services to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA, also known by some as Nunn-Lugar) that will support DTRA’s mission to reduce the threat from weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA, also known by some as Nunn-Lugar) leverages Department of Defense resources, expertise and capabilities to reduce the threat of existing WMD stockpiles and improve their safeguards, provide for safe disposal, and/or develop detection and countering methods. Functions include safety assessment & emergency planning, technology development, threat control and threat reduction. DID has covered a number of DTRA-related contracts. Northrop-Grumman’s press release ennumerates a list for its services that will encompass more or less all of the DTRA’s operations. Essentially, rheir mission is to find and develop emerging and mature technologies to reduce the threat from WMD, then find ways to hand off those capabilities to the DTRA’s customers. The company has held this contract continuously since 1971, but their release also noted that they expect to add approximately 50 new positions […]

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