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ARA Awarded Research Development Test & Evaluation Contract by U.S. Department of Defense

Raleigh,NC -- The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) selected Applied Research Associates, Inc. and its partners as one of nine indefinite delivery, indefinite-quantity multiple award contracts covering Software, Networks, Information and Modeling and Simulation (SNIM) with a maximum value of $2 billion over the next five years.

DTIC serves the DoD community as the largest central resource for DoD and government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today. The SNIM contract consolidates the customer-funded efforts of three of the DoD's Information Analysis Centers (IACs), which are under the DTIC direction and act as clearinghouses for expertise and assistance with technical challenges. Through SNIM customers fund Technical Area Tasks (TATs), which yield new Scientific and Technical Information (STI). All newly created STI will be added to one of the following IACs: Data and Analysis Center for Software (DACS), Information Assurance Technology Analysis Center (IATAC) or Modeling and Simulation Information Analysis Center (MSIAC).

"The purpose of SNIM is to leverage the best and the brightest in order to solve the Government's toughest problems and ultimately satisfy the needs of our nation's Warfighter," explained Terry Heston, Program Manager for the Information Analysis Centers (IACs).

"ARA's team has proven capabilities for providing technical solutions to complex problems in each of the SNIM focus areas of information assurance, modeling and simulation, knowledge management, and software analysis", said David Hope, ARA's Program Manager for the SNIM Contract. "Our team is pleased to support DTIC, helping ensure the greater defense community has technically sound solutions in each of the focus areas."

Additional information about DTIC's SNIM program can be found at the IAC Web site, http://iac.dtic.mil/snim.html. For more information about ARA's SNIM Contract please contact David Hope, dhope@ara.com or William Ratliff, wratliff@ara.com.