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Leidos to Support DOD’s Military & Family Life Counseling Program Under $2B Contract; Roger Krone Quoted

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Roger Krone, Chairman, CEO, Leidos

Leidos has been awarded a potential seven-year, $2 billion prime contract to provide non-medical counseling to service members and their families through the Department of Defense’s Military and Family Life Counseling (MFLC) program.

The General Services Administration’s Federal Systems Integration and Management Center awarded the cost-plus-award-fee contract with a 12-month base period, four 12-month options and a pair of 12-month incentive periods, the company said Thursday.

“For over 50 years, Leidos has been proud to serve the military and veteran community,“ said Roger Krone, chairman and CEO of Leidos and an eight-time Wash100 Award recipient heading into the 2021 class.

“We are excited to expand this legacy by supporting the MFLC program, service members and their families as they navigate the challenges and joys of military life,” Krone added.

Under the award, Leidos will deliver face-to-face non-medical counseling, consultation and outreach services across U.S. military installations or nearby civilian communities. The company will also provide management and logistical support for counselors, which will enable them to deliver services with established performance measures.

With this win, Leidos will build upon its history of providing human performance and operational readiness services, such as resilience, behavioral health, readiness, physical conditioning and biobehavioral research, for government customers, including the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

“The health and welfare of our military and their families is vital to our national security and readiness,“ said Liz Porter, Leidos Health Group president. “With over 16,000 veterans employed by Leidos and as a proud military spouse myself, this work is both meaningful and personal. We're committed to excellence and look forward to supporting military families through this new contract.“

The MFLC program was established to provide service members confidential, in-person counseling. In 2007, MFLC was expanded to deliver non-medical counseling to service members' families, including supporting childhood education, youth development centers and other programs.

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Written by Sarah Sybert

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