G2X TAKE: Leidos, a Fortune 500® IT, engineering, and science solutions and services leader, beat out two other bidders to be awarded a new 5-year contract to build, support and expand CDC’s capacity for high-performance scientific computing and bioinformatics. The contract was awarded using the Federal Supply Schedule Contract.
Work under this contract is expected to include specific activities and objectives to support both existing and planned HPC infrastructure (e.g., OAMD Scientific Computing environment (SciComp)), development of responsive and resilient informatics systems to accommodate AMD high performance data analytic needs, and dedicated training, support and bioinformatics core resources.
- This win by Leidos, a longtime partner to the CDC, adds to other recent wins in support of the Agency that include a $60M CDC National Healthcare Safety Network Support task to provide development, maintenance and support for the nation’s most widely used Healthcare-associated infection (HAI) tracking system; and a follow-on Prime contract by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide technical support services for the Center for Preparedness and Response (CPR) under a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA).
- Through a recent combined effort, Intel, Dell, and Leidos came together to support the CDC in its COVID-related efforts through the development of MicrobeTrace Next, a fully digital upgrade to contact tracing that makes the process easier, faster, and more effective. More on that here.
- Leidos has continued to stockpile and develop talent across the Federal Health sector as we head further into 2021, to include recently recruiting Milad Bahrami, as a new Sr. VP of Government Health & Safety Solutions; tapping Rhonda Blatman to serve as a Senior VP driving BD & Strategy for the Health Group; tapping BD and strategy lead Joanne Martin to serve as a VP for Health Growth Solutions; and adding senior Fed Health IT growth lead Cindy Bishop as a Senior Director of BD and Capture.
- We should note that Milad was recently named to the FedHealthIT100, an award honoring those individuals recognized for driving change and advancement in the Federal Health Information Technology and Consulting Market, while Leidos’ PJ Kennedy, Chief Engineer was recently named among the 2021 Change Agents Shifting the Landscape Honorees.
- Leidos began 2021 with the announcement they had completed the acquisition of 1901 Group for approximately $215 million in cash, adding nearly 400 IT, cloud and cyber specialists to the Leidos team. More here.
- Leidos was named to the list of NXT UP firms poised to make big waves in the Federal sector in 2020 and for years to come and it was among the Fed Civ & Health firms noted as the most innovative technology companies in the region.