Engility to support DTRA’s combat WMD programme

1 February 2015 (Last Updated February 1st, 2015 18:30)

Engility has been awarded a contract to support the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) in detecting and combating weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

Engility has been awarded a contract to support the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) in detecting and combating weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

The agreement, worth $38m, will see the company provide systems integration and engineering services for the agency's cloud-based constellation combating WMD situational awareness programme.

"The constellation programme will increase our capability for detecting, understanding and forecasting WMD threats."

Engility president and chief executive officer Tony Smeraglinolo said: "The constellation programme will increase our capability for detecting, understanding and forecasting WMD threats, which is a vital component in protecting our nation."

Constellation is a US Government interagency effort, which aims to develop a holistic and global capability for continuous assessment of WMD threats and also identify opportunities to proactively counter such threats.

The programme is expected to provide a common environment for data sharing, analysis and threat evaluation. In addition, it will improve collaboration among interagency and international partners.

Work under the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract is scheduled to be performed over the next five years.

WMD are nuclear, radiological, biological, chemical or other weapons that are capable of killing and causing significant harm to a large number of people and man-made and natural structures, as well as the biosphere.