On July 29th, it was announced that Leidos, Inc. was awarded a multibillion dollar contract with Pentagon. Partnering with Cerner Corporation and Accenture Federal Services, Leidos will upgrade the Pentagon’s health records system. The contract includes a minimum value of $ 4.3 billion with a 10 year base cycle. The contract has 8 option years and can reach up to a total value of $9 billion.
“It’s not the final step by any means; we have a lot of work ahead of us, but this is the culmination of two years of work to get here,” said Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics. “We have taken the time to do this job right.”
Leidos and its partners will be responsible for building a next generation health records systems encompassing the DOD’s 9.6 million beneficiaries. The software is planned to be distributed across over 1,200 sites across 56 inpatient hospital and medical centers.