DTRA Seeks Bids for $4 Billion Technology Deal to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction

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The Defense Threat Reduction Agency has issued a request for proposals for a potential 10-year, $4 billion contract for research, development, testing and evaluation of science and technology platforms to help the Department of Defense to counter and deter weapons of mass destruction.

The Fighting weapons of mass destruction The program is a multi-award, indefinite delivery/indefinite delivery contract that has a base period of five years and five option years, according to a notice of solicitation released Tuesday.

The CWMD IDIQ contract covers procurement, systems engineering, maintenance and sustainment of technology platforms and calls for the reduction of incentives to seek, employ and own WMDs.

The contract also aims to strengthen barriers to the proliferation, acquisition and use of WMD, to manage the risks associated with WMD emanating from hostile, fragile or failing states and safe havens and to deny the effects of emerging and existing WMD threats through integrated layered defenses.

The requirements of the IDIQ contract will be divided into three groups of missions. 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. Group 3 will focus on targeting, information operations and irregular warfare.

Responses to the RFP are due July 22.

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