Transportation awards Northrop Grumman security contract

The Transportation Department awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. of Herndon, Va., a contract to compete for task orders to upgrade the security of its physical assets and electronic systems.

The contract, awarded in June, is a five-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity vehicle. The task orders are valued at up to $124 million over five years. Transportation's John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, which provides research, analysis and system deployment services to the department and other agencies, will administer the Transportation Security Solutions contract.

Under the contract, Northrop Grumman will vie for task orders to protect several modes of transportation, logistics processes, and governmental functions, facilities and operations from sabotage and terrorist attacks. Northrop Grumman will also provide services including vulnerability assessments and security planning, security-system design and installation, and support for contingency and emergency response and recovery. Work on the contract will be conducted at various locations in Washington, D.C. and Cambridge, Mass.

Northrop Grumman Information Technology Services in Reading, Mass., is one of nine suppliers selected to compete for the Volpe task orders. (GCN story).

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Mary Mosquera is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.

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