Peraton wins nearly $1B DOD contract
Herndon contractor will assist U.S. Central Command with operational planning services
Herndon-based Peraton Inc., a national security contractor, won a nearly $1 billion task order to provide the U.S. Department of Defense’s U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) and its mission partners with operational planning, implementation and assessment services (OPIAS). USCENTCOM directs military operations with allies in the Middle East.
The task order is worth up to $979 million over a five-year period. Peraton will work to increase the collaboration and fusing of USCENTCOM and its mission partners’ information-related capabilities and information operations.
“Peraton is committed to successfully enhancing the information operations function of USCENTCOM and its mission partners,” Tom Afferton, president of Peraton’s Cyber Mission sector, said in a statement. “OPIAS is another example of how Peraton is supporting our customers in accelerating the integration of cyber operations and information operations.”
Peraton has performed this work since 2016 under USCENTCOM’s Counter Threat Messaging Support Program, according to a news release. OPIAS represents a nearly 100% increase over the CTMSP II in the work scheduled.
Peraton Inc. grew out of Veritas Capital’s 2017 acquisition of the former government services business Harris Corp. With about 22,000 employees, Peraton provides systems development and mission capability integration to federal agencies.