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US DoD awards JIEDDO task orders to Lockheed Martin

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A JIEDDO initiative to trigger IEDs. JIEDDO Photo

ARLINGTON (BNS): The Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) of the US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded two separate task order contracts to Lockheed Martin with a combined value of approx $460 million.

The JIEDDO Counter-IED Operations Integration Center is receiving analytical support teams from Lockheed Martin including technical expertise in operational level military operations, intelligence operations research/systems analysis, operations-intelligence fusion and analysis to support deployed US and coalition forces in counter-IED operations.

“Lockheed Martin is proud to perform mission-critical work for the safety and well-being of our troops, we are dedicated to JIEDDO, its mission of defeating IEDs and ultimately, saving lives,” Bob Kramer, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Services-Defense’s vice president for Operational Systems & Services, said in a company’s official release.

The task orders have a one-year base period of performance with two one-year options, respectively.

Work has started at the company’s Northern Virginia and in the Central Command areas of operations.

The Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) was established by US Department of Defense to support US and coalition forces against improvised explosive device (IED) operations.

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