GDIT wins $171M Army contract
5-year contract to support biomedical research efforts
Falls Church-based General Dynamics Information Technology has received a five-year $171 million contract to support the Army’s biomedical research grant applications.
The Biomedical Research Application Evaluation and Support contract supports the Army’s Medical Research Development Command and the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), according to a news release. Under it, GDIT will provide scientific, software development and program management services to assist in receipt and peer review of biomedical research grant applications. GDIT will handle evaluation of thousands of applications each year and work with scientists, clinicians and patient advocates to service on in-person and virtual peer review panels.
“Maintaining scientific rigor, integrity and transparency in the evaluation of grant applications is critical to the government’s ability to make sound investment decisions,” Kevin Connell, GDIT’s vice president and general manager for science and engineering, said in a statement. “We have supported CDMRP for the last 27 years and are honored to have the opportunity to continue this partnership to support innovative, high-impact research with the potential to improve the lives of our service members and the American public.”
The Army’s CDMRP funds congressionally targeted biomedical research in response to the needs of service members, veterans, the public and Congress.