General Dynamics said Tuesday it received the task order from the U.S. Army Medical Research Materiel Command under the TRICARE Evaluation, Analysis and Management Support contract vehicle.
The contract which has a four-year and seven month performance period calls for services in support of vaccine, drug and medical device development programs of the USAMMDA.
As part of the contract, General Dynamics will render a broad range of services to assist the USAMMDA in guiding new medical technologies through the regulatory process to obtain U.S. Food and Drug Administration certification, according to the announcement.
Marcus Collier, General Dynamics Information Technology’s SVP of Health and Civilian Solutions division, said the company will help the USAMMDA develop advanced medical solutions through the delivery of its combined health, military and IT expertise.
Work will also include the development of plans to deploy new medical products into service.
GD, together with partner, Tunnell Government Services Inc., will provide health, medical research, clinical trial and regulatory expertise as well as information, acquisition and program management support services.
General Dynamics intends to employ 30 new workers to accomplish the task which will be performed at Fort Detrick, Md.
USAMMDA has already worked with GD for four years.