Leidos has obtained a contract from the US Naval Medical Logistics Command to provide research support services at its Naval Health Research Center (NHRC).
The NHRC focuses on research to optimise the operational health and readiness of military members.
Under the single award, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, Leidos will develop and execute data analysis and related population health research to help understand the effects of deployments and career experiences on service members and their families.
Leidos Health Group president Jon Scholl said: “Research programmes like this allow Leidos to form important and lasting partnerships with our customers so that we can work together to analyse and address complex problems.
“This important award will allow Leidos to provide the technical expertise to help ensure the mission readiness and wellbeing of our military members and their families.”
The contract includes a one-year base period of performance, as well as four one-year options. The overall value of the contract could increase to around $57.7m if the Navy chooses to exercise all options.
Leidos personnel will use their expertise in various fields, including epidemiology, psychology, medicine, and data science to provide support for survey and database studies across the full research cycle.
The company will undertake the contract work in San Diego, California.
The key focus areas of the research will include identifying specific risk factors for retention and readiness; reproductive health effects; the physical and mental health effects of current and former service members and their families.
In addition, the research will focus on post-traumatic stress disorder, biological markers related to traumatic brain injury; and other deployment health-related concerns.