COLUMBUS, OH., 13 May, 2010 – Battelle and RCM Solutions of Bowie, MD, have teamed under a $2.1-million task order to conduct information sharing exercises for leaders and officials across some of the 18 key industry and economic sectors. The exercises are part of the United States Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) continued commitment to increase preparedness across key stakeholders and partners, and will help protect the nation’s critical infrastructure in the event of a terrorist attack or natural disaster.
The five-year DHS Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract allows RCM to bid on specific tasks relating to policy development, project management, communications support, meeting support, readiness training, and infrastructure and incident management support. The primary objective of the exercises is to facilitate discussions regarding information sharing on protection, response and recovery from potentially catastrophic events.
The RCM Solutions award is part of a $135 million ID/IQ multiple award contract from the DHS. The work supports the Office of Infrastructure Protection’s Contingency Planning and Incident Management Division. RCM Solutions specializes in providing mission critical support to vital Homeland Security projects that protect the United States from terrorist attacks.
As the world’s largest independent research and development organization, Battelle provides innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing needs through its four global businesses: Laboratory Management; National Security; Health and Life Sciences; and Energy, Environment and Material Sciences. It advances scientific discovery and application by conducting $6.2 billion in global R&D annually through contract research, laboratory management and technology commercialization.
Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Battelle oversees 22,000 employees in more than 130 locations worldwide, including eight national laboratories for which Battelle has a significant management role on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the United Kingdom.
Battelle also is one of the nation’s leading charitable trusts focusing on societal and economic impact and actively supporting and promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.
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