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Military selects Leidos corrosion prevention services

RESTON, Va., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Washington Headquarters Services organization has contracted Leidos Inc. for corrosion prevention and control services.

The contract is a multiple-award blanket purchase agreement with a one-year base performance period and four option years. It has a total value of $50 million for all awardees. Three other companies hold the contract and will compete for task orders.

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Under the contract, the Leidos will provide the Department of Defense's Corrosion Prevention and Mitigation Program with support services in the areas of acquisition, policy, sustaining engineering and technical support.

"We recognize the severe impact corrosion can have on military equipment and infrastructure, so we look forward to providing our technical and policy expertise to help with corrosion prevention, control, and mitigation activities across the Department of Defense," said James R. Moos, Leidos group president.

Washington Headquarters Services is the essential services provider for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense agencies, and offices in the National Capital Region.

Leidos, a science and technology solutions company, was formerly named Science Applications International Corporation.

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