Wholly-owned Engility subsidiary Dynamics Research Corporation (DRC) has been selected as one of the prime contractors for the US Army's technical, administrative, and operations support services (TAOSS) contract.
Valued at $497m, the TAOSS is an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with the Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC), Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate (S&TCD), headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, US.
DRC will lead a team of 21 companies that will support secure wireless military communications and network technologies, as well as provide research and development, engineering, logistics and business operations support for the S&TCD.
Engility president and CEO Tony Smeraglinolo said: "Engility and its new team members are looking forward to supporting this critical mission, which will help the Army improve and consolidate its C4ISR capabilities and systems.
"Our innovative technical services, ranging from systems engineering to high performance computing, can boost the Army's ability to meet increasing demands for secure communications to the tactical edge."
The contract features a three-year base period of performance, and two option years.
The TAOSS contract was awarded to eight companies, and covers research and development of efficient terrestrial, airborne, and satellite communications modulation, and sub-component technology to enable high data rate transport, development of assured mobile networks, antennas and subordinate products to sustain high data rate on-the-move communications.
The contract also seeks to establish information superiority, to ensure availability of mission-critical information, development of automated capabilities that integrate the planning, monitoring, and control activities of network management, information assurance, and information dissemination, among others.
CERDEC is responsible for development and integration of C4ISR technologies that enable information dominance and decisive lethality for the networked warfighter.