CDC awards $135m bioterror response contract

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded a $135 million contract to Lockheed Martin Corp. to continue providing logistical and operational support to the agency's Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response.

The office manages the CDC Public Health Emergency Preparedness Cooperative Agreement, which provides guidance and funding to state and local governments for preparedness and response, oversees the CDC Emergency Operations Center, regulates entities that use or transfer biological agents or toxins and manages the Strategic National Stockpile.

The IT support will benefit several of the organization's functions, including the Strategic National Stockpile, Office of the Director, Division of Business Services, Division of Emergency Operations, Division of State and Local Readiness, and Division of Select Agents and Toxins. CDC is a bureau of the Health and Human Services Department.

The blanket purchase agreement under the General Services Administration schedules program is for five years.

Lockheed Martin also will provide business consulting and performan technical, professional, logistical, engineering and administrative tasks to improve business processes.

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Mary Mosquera is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.

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