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Northrop Grumman Gets $29.4 Million Contract for NIAID Data Integration Project

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 (GenomeWeb News) - Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $29.4 million contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop a database and website to centralize and integrate immunology data from the institutesion division of allergy, immunology, and transplantation-funded stdies.


The contract starts with a two-year base period followed by a four-year option to the Federal Enterprise Solutions unit of Northrop's information technology business.


Northrop's Rockville, Md., facility will collaborate on the project with the laboratory of Richard Scheuermann at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, as well as The Kevric Company of Silver Spring, Md., Unicorn Solutions of Reston, Va., and Biomind of Columbia, Md.

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