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Army Research Laboratory Awards $53M Task Order to ICF for R&D Services


Army Research Laboratory Awards $53M Task Order to ICF for R&D Services

The Army Research Laboratory has awarded ICF a $53 million task order for cyber research, development and technology services.

ARL awarded the five-year task order under the multiple-award Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, ICF said Monday.

The task order includes a one-year base period of performance and four option years. According to ICF, the scope of the task expands on a previous research order valued at $30 million.

ARL is a corporate research laboratory focused on advancing technologies with the potential to improve the Army’s chances of winning in future conflicts. The lab operates under the Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, the service’s largest technology developer.

Under the terms of the task order, ICF will develop technical capabilities and advancements in areas such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, quantum computing, cybersecurity and information assurance.

The said technologies will provide strategic and tactical information capabilities across the ARL’s operations, according to Jonathan Sholtis, ICF senior vice president and cyber lead.

Sholtis added that ICF will develop technologies through secure systems engineering, Agile development processes and rapid prototyping.

ICF is a global consulting and technology services company that provides governments and businesses with strategic planning, management, marketing, analytics and other services.

The company recently landed a $94 million blanket purchase agreement to support Energy Star, a government program that promotes energy efficiency and provides information on the energy consumption of products.

The Energy Star BPA is a single-award re-compete deal that calls for strategic and technical support.

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