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Leidos to Support Joint Improvised Threat Defeat Organization

Posted on Tuesday 10th January 2017 | Defence

Leidos, a global science and technology company, won a subcontract to support the U.S. Joint Improvised Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO) with analytical operations, intelligence and training services under prime contractor CACI. The task order has a two-year base period of performance, three one-year options, and a total subcontract value to Leidos of $202 million if all options are exercised. The subcontract expands Leidos' footprint in the intelligence and threat reduction market.

Under the new subcontract, Leidos will provide deployable analytical operations, intelligence and training services to support JIDO's Focused Support/Decisive Effort mission worldwide. The task order provides a key component for JIDO's mission to enable Department of Defense actions to counter improvised threats with tactical responsiveness and through anticipatory, rapid acquisition in support of combatant commands' efforts to prepare for, and adapt to, battlefield surprise in support of counter-terrorism, counter-insurgency, and other related mission areas including counter-improvised explosive device.

JIDO developed, established and refined its core capabilities fighting improvised threats such as the improvised explosive device. The enduring nature of threats that exist today, combined with the proliferation of technology, drive the need for innovation in emerging capability areas to ensure improvised threats do not have a strategic effect in today's and future conflicts. Leidos demonstrated an enduring commitment to JIDO's mission to apply intelligence and rapid capability development and delivery to enable U.S. Joint Force preparedness to defeat improvised threats.

 


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Authored by Ms. Lori Ponoroff
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