Leidos has secured a major contract with the Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground to supply the U.S. Army with IT hardware solutions.
The contract is set for an initial 4-year term, with the possibility of two additional 3-year extensions. If all options are used, the contract could be worth up to $7.9 billion.
“Recent events highlighted the devastating effect of supply chain disruptions, making resilience a national priority,” said Gerry Fasano, Leidos defense group president. “By combining flexible solutions with artificial intelligence and predictive analytics to increase visibility into operations, we will work to provide a uniquely resilient rapid fulfillment model.”
Under the Common Hardware Systems 6th Generation contract, Leidos will improve mission readiness through its Intelligent Logistics Platform. This will help enable better-informed, timely decision-making throughout the C5ISR and mission IT lifecycle in support of over 120 Army, Defense Department and federal program offices and agencies.
The equipment and services procured under the contract will also be used to support a unified network for multidomain operations and Joint All Domain Command and Control.
“We are honored to be given the opportunity to help the Army modernize its supply chains, improve transparency and visibility on products and achieve next-level logistics,” said Will Johnson, Leidos senior vice president and logistics and mission support operation manager.
“With our AI and machine learning-powered solutions, we can help the Army resolve its toughest challenges, such as obsolescence, cybersecurity, supply chain resiliency and counterfeit parts. We are excited to deliver a readiness advantage to the warfighter.”
Under the contract, Leidos will support a proven digital infrastructure with AI/ML-enabled analytics and automation to help increase speed, accuracy, resiliency and cost-efficiency. Leidos will also work to deploy a logistics platform to manage supply chain and cybersecurity risks while minimizing lifecycle costs.