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WASHINGTON ― Battelle, one of the 100 largest defense companies in the world, according to the latest rankings from Defense News, will be the prime contractor for a $10 billion contract to provide medical and healthcare services at the US Department of Defense.

The Defense Health Agency’s Omnibus IV contract is a 10-year, multi-award contract to provide medical and technical services to the Pentagon, the company said in a statement Aug. 9.

The Omnibus IV contract covers four market segments from which companies could be selected to provide services to the DoD: research and development; R&D support services; regulatory processes; and translational science and support services. Other contractors that will receive work in all four market segments include General Dynamics Information Technology, Military Health Research Foundation and Leidos, according to the DHA ordering guide.

“As a trusted health solutions provider, Battelle provides interdisciplinary scientific and technical expertise to improve public health and advance medical discovery,” said Nicole Brennan, head of Battelle’s health and research division, in a statement. communicated. “We look forward to working with our team to deliver the most innovative solutions to the DoD that will improve health outcomes.”

Battelle conducts R&D, designs and manufactures products, and provides essential services to government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio since its founding in 1929, the company serves the national security, health and life sciences, energy and environmental industries.

The military health care system is one of America’s largest and most complex health care institutions. It is responsible for providing health services through direct and private care to some 9.6 million beneficiaries, made up of uniformed military personnel, retired military personnel and family members.