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SRA International Awarded $9.7M Task Order by NHLBI

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.

The task order is for five years and has a value of $9.7 million if all options are exercised, SRA said. SRA will support NHLBI's Information Technology and Applications Center. Specifically, it will provide support to NHLBI's databases, visualization, and scientific data analyses tools.

The company will additonally evaluate software alternatives to support information technology requirements associated with research, clinical, and administrative requirements within NHLBI's intramural and extramural programs.

SRA provides IT and other services to the US government and previously disclosed in 2010 a $15.5 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to provide biological research and other related services for studies in the National Toxicology Program and a contract also in 2010 for up to $17.9 million from NIH to support The Cancer Genome Atlas project.