Science Applications International Corporation has won a $24 million contract from the Naval Health Research Center to provide research and development support services to the NHRC Warfighter Performance Department, according to a company statement.
“We are pleased to continue supporting the Naval Health Research Center and providing the scientific and technical expertise to help ensure our military personnel are ready for duty, and can perform at the highest levels – both physically and psychologically,” said Steve Comber, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager.
SAIC will study and develop new strategies that will enhance human performance, including:
- load carriage impact on injury and performance
- thermoregulation related to the prevention of heat illness and return to duty from a heat injury
- exposure to cold temperature and cold water operations
- operations performed at altitude
- surveillance markers of Traumatic Brain Injury relative to biomechanics and cognitive function
- defining patterns of resiliency to physical and psychological injury
The contract also calls for enhancing training strategies to improve post deployment behavioral health outcomes and establishing return-to-duty criteria for wounded service members.
The cost-plus fixed-fee contract includes one base year and four one-year options. Work will be performed primarily in San Diego.