“Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a Fortune 500® science and technology leader, was recently awarded a new prime contract by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide bioinformatics and scientific computing support services. The firm-fixed-price contract was awarded by CDC’s Office of Acquisition Services and holds a maximum value of over $13 million for a period of performance of approximately five years if all options are exercised. Work will primarily be performed in Atlanta, Georgia.”
“’We are thrilled to expand our work with CDC into bioinformatics and high-performance scientific computing,’ said Liz Porter, Leidos Health Group president. ‘Our world-class scientific and technical team will help CDC investigate infectious pathogens and generate new discoveries to help prevent future pandemics. These discoveries could lead to transformative advances in public health and Leidos is proud to assist them in this pursuit.'”
“Through this contract, Leidos will assist CDC’s Office of Advanced Molecular Detection to expand the agency’s capacity for scientific computing and bioinformatics. This includes supporting CDC personnel through information technology and high-performance analytical activities, including genomics, proteomics, high-performance computing and managing extremely large datasets…” Read the full press release here.
Source: Leidos awarded CDC bioinformatics and high-performance computing support services contract – June 22, 2021. Leidos.
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