RESTON, Va., Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos [NYSE: LDOS], an engineering, national security and health solutions company announced it was awarded a prime contract by Washington Headquarters Services (WHS) to provide engineering and technical support services to the Department of Defense (DoD) Corrosion Prevention and Mitigation Program. The multiple-award blanket purchase agreement has a one-year period of performance, four option years, and a total contract value ceiling of approximately $50 million for all awardees, if all competitive options are exercised. Work will be performed in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding metro area.
Under the contract, the Leidos team will provide the DoD Corrosion Prevention and Mitigation Program with a wide range of acquisition, policy, sustaining engineering and technical support services across the program's focus areas, which include the following: Policy and Oversight; Communications and Outreach; Specifications, Standards, and Qualification Process; Metrics, Impact, and Sustainment; Science and Technology; Training and Certification; and Facilities. Leidos is one of four contractors eligible to compete for task orders under the BPA award.
WHS is the essential services provider for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), DoD agencies, and offices in the National Capital Region. WHS provides a wide range of centralized capabilities to DoD headquarters, OSD, and DoD components, enabling economies of scale for delivering essential administrative services to fulfill the mission of the Department. WHS is aligned under the Director of Administration and Management for OSD.
"We recognize the severe impact corrosion can have on military equipment and infrastructure, so we look forward to providing our technical and policy expertise to help with corrosion prevention, control, and mitigation activities across the DoD," said James R. Moos, Leidos group president.
The company, formerly named Science Applications International Corporation, changed its name to Leidos, Inc. on September 27, 2013 in connection with the spin-off of its former technical, engineering and enterprise information technology business, which has assumed the company's former name. Leidos has submitted a change-of-name agreement to the U.S. government to recognize the name change, which is currently under review by the responsible Defense Contract Management Agency contracting officer.
Leidos is a science and technology solutions leader working to address some of the world's toughest challenges in national security, health, and engineering. The Company's 23,000 employees support vital missions for our government and the commercial sector, develop innovative solutions to drive better outcomes, and defend our Nation's digital and physical infrastructure from 'new world' threats. Leidos is headquartered in Reston, Va. and had approximately $6 billion in revenues for fiscal year 2013, on a pro forma basis, following the spin-off of the company's technical, engineering and enterprise IT business on Sept. 27, 2013. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
Statements in this announcement, other than historical data and information, constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause our actual results, performance, achievements, or industry results to be very different from the results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to, the risk factors set forth in Leidos' Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended January 31, 2013, and other such filings that Leidos makes with the SEC from time to time. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.