Leidos, a contracting company specializing in defense, aviation and information technology services, has won a potential five-year, $1.5 billion task order from the Department of Defense for joint forces technology support.
The innovation-focused Sentinel award charges Leidos with developing and installing new command, control, computers, communications, cyber, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance functions throughout the gamut of mission need areas, the Reston, Virginia-headquartered company said Wednesday.
Gerry Fasano, president of the defense group at Leidos, explained that staying current with a modernized portfolio of C5ISR capabilities that draw on “actionable multi and cross domain data” is crucial to maintaining the upper hand in contemporary combat and peacetime scenarios.
Fasano, a three-time winner of the Wash100 Award, additionally said the company has worked to optimize its C5ISR offerings to help the DOD achieve “joint synergy for operational superiority” so that they can successfully retaliate against burgeoning threats.
During the contracted work, Leidos’s team will partner with the DOD to apply their C5ISR toolkit in a broad range of inputs throughout the globe. The international project is aimed at revitalizing legacy architectures as well as combining and streamlining existing systems with newly designed strategies for Joint All-Domain Command and Control.
In effect, Leidos’ efforts are meant to efficiently, sweepingly bolster C5ISR-powered missions. To do so, the company plans to leverage its repeated prior experience creating and sustaining C5ISR technologies.
The new DOD contract win comes on the heels of Leidos’ $83.3 million contract award in September from the U.S. Navy. This endeavor will find the Virginia company extending its engineering and technical support to the service branch’s Synthetic Signature Generation-based training systems.
In terms of contracts at a similar size and scale of the new DOD award, Leidos, in May, landed two prime contracts worth a combined $1.7 billion over six and a half years from the Veterans Benefits Administration for medical disability assessment services.