General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded the Biomedical Research Application Evaluation and Support contract by the U.S. Army.
The contract, which has a total value of $171 million with a 5-year period of performance, will support the Army Medical Research and Development Command and the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs.
CDMRP is a global funding organization that fosters novel approaches to biomedical research. The organization has been responsible for $19.38 billion in research investments since its 1992 inception.
“Maintaining scientific rigor, integrity and transparency in the evaluation of grant applications is critical to the government’s ability to make sound investment decisions,” said Kevin Connell, GDIT vice president and general manager for science and engineering.
Under the new contract, GDIT will provide scientific, software development and program management services to support the receipt and peer review of biomedical research grant applications. The company will facilitate the evaluation of thousands of applications annually, engaging scientists, clinicians and patient advocates to serve on hundreds of in-person and virtual peer review panels.
“We have supported CDMRP for the last 27 years and are honored to have the opportunity to continue this partnership to support innovative, high-impact research with the potential to improve the lives of our service members and the American public,” Connell said.