NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – SRA International today announced a task order amounting to up to $9.7 million from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to provide "comprehensive" information technology support.

The task order is part of a $184 million blanket purchase agreement secured by the Fairfax, Va.-based firm with NHLBI, also announced today. That agreement covers services through 2017.

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