The ten-year indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract is for DIA’s Solutions for Information Technology Enterprise III (SITE III).

It is DIA’s third consecutive IDIQ contract aimed at addressing the information technology (IT) requirements crucial to US security.

With an option for a five-year base and five option periods, the contract’s total value is estimated at $12.6bn across the awardees.

Leidos will continue to support DIA and ‘compete for task orders’ to support the overall SITE III programme.

The company will support the effort through system design, development, fielding, as well as sustainment of global intelligence and command and control (C2) assets.

Designed to provide IT mission support across the DoD and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), SITE III ‘facilitates worldwide coverage for integrated IT intelligence requirements’.

It also includes the provision of technical support services to the DIA and NGA.

Leidos Intelligence Group president Vicki Schmanske said: “DIA’s decision to award Leidos the SITE III contract represents their trust in our IT prowess and our proven success securing sensitive assets

“Our customers are constantly faced with unrelenting threats and adversaries, and this award allows us to help combat these threats.

“We’re proud to continue our support of DIA and the agency’s national security missions at home and around the world.”

In the first quarter of 2021, the company’s Defense Solutions arm posted revenue of $1.96bn, up 14.8%.