Global Security Firm Joins Consortium to Support Federal Efforts to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction
RESEARCH TRIANGLE, NC, November 21, 2017 – IEM, a leading global security consulting firm, is one of the companies selected by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for the Joint Enterprise-Research, Development, Acquisition, and Production/Procurement (JE-RDAP) contract. This 10-year multiple award, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle is valued at $8.2 billion.
IEM, along with the other 177 companies confirmed to participate under the contract, will support the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD) with Research and Development of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High-Yield Explosives (CBRNE) defense systems, capabilities, and equipment. Under the contract, IEM and other qualified contractors will compete for task orders related to CBRNE Defense Systems.
“Building a safer, more secure, and resilient America requires that we apply the best and brightest minds in the field of homeland security to address the toughest challenges we face,” said Madhu Beriwal, IEM President and CEO. “Our global threat environment is changing rapidly, and we’re excited to join the DoD team working to protect citizens against some of the most dangerous hazards that exist. IEM’s scientists, engineers, and subject matter experts are the best in the business, and we look forward to supporting this vital work.”
In addition to the IDIQ contract, IEM has also joined the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Consortium (CWMD). The Consortium – which includes a wide array of private sector, non-profit organizations, and academic and industry leaders – coordinates research and development of critical technologies in the field of countering weapons of mass destruction. As a member, IEM will help to advance technologies and meet federal government needs associated with protecting against weapons of mass destruction, while also widening the IEM knowledge and technical expertise. The CWMD Consortium is under contract with the DoD for a 10-year period to provide domain and technical expertise in a number of areas related to weapons of mass destruction, including hazard mitigation, and threat and vulnerability assessments.