Parsons lands $100M COVID testing contract
Centreville-based contractor will deliver tests to DHS, ICE facilities
Centreville-based defense contractor Parsons Corp. has been awarded a task order to provide COVID-19 tests to Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities across the United States, the company announced Jan. 19.
Parsons will supply emergency-use authorized, portable, rapid molecular and rapid antigen test kits to DHS, as well as provide logistics, coordination and training support.
“As we continue to battle the pandemic, testing availability is a crucial component to helping DHS fulfill its mission of securing the nation from threats, and keeping people safe by helping detect and slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus,” said Jon Moretta, Parsons’ president for engineered systems, in a statement. “We are proud to provide our biosurveillance knowledge to the department, leveraging our industry-leading resources, capabilities and expertise as we work with DHS and organizations around the world to improve disease surveillance, monitoring and detection; public health and medical situational awareness; and research, development, testing and evaluation.”
Founded in 1944, Parsons employs more than 16,000 people in 24 countries and specializes in defense, intelligence, security and infrastructure engineering, focusing on technology.