$1B in DOD Health Affairs contracts awarded

Two new contracts, each worth an estimated $500 million, will help the Defense

Department's Health Affairs office modernize its delivery of medical care

to 8.3 million eligible recipients at military medical facilities.

The contracts, announced Wednesday, are part of the Defense Medical Information

Management/Systems Integration, Design, Development, Operations and Maintenance

Services (D/SIDDOMS) II program.

One $500 million bundle includes a package of six deals for D/SIDDOMS II

Lot I, which involves support services. The deals are for a base year with

four one-year options and were awarded to ACS Defense Inc., American Management

Systems Inc., Birch & Davis, Booz-Allen & Hamilton Inc., SRA International

Inc. and Vector Research Inc.

The second contract, also worth as much as $500 million over the same period,

involves Lot IV, which is set aside for small businesses to select and evaluate

commercial off-the-shelf products.

The Lot IV bundle was awarded to United Information Systems Inc. and Base

Technologies Inc. of McLean, Va.

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