Agile Defense awarded DARPA IT services and support task order option

Agile Defense has been awarded a $27,924,716 modification to exercise Option 1 of previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee task order HR0011-15-F-0002 for unclassified information technology services and support to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Mission Services Office Information Technology Directorate.

The services and support include office computing, networking, communications services, design and development, and technical support services. The task order was competed amongst all holders of the GSA Alliant Small Business government wide acquisition contract. Seven offers were received.

Work will be performed in Arlington, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of June 2017. Fiscal 2015 research and development funds in the amount of $2,873,735 are being obligated at time of award. DARPA, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

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