The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has selected ICF, a global consulting and digital services provider, as one of two awardees eligible to compete for scientific and engineering support services under a new indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract.

The new Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) IDIQ was awarded by the Computational and Information Sciences Directorate, the principal Army organization for basic and applied research in information sciences, network sciences, battlefield environment and advanced computing and computational sciences. The agreement has a shared ceiling value of $175 million and a possible term of up to eight years.

"ICF's selection for this work further distinguishes us as leaders in a broader spectrum of information sciences," said Randy James, senior vice president for ICF. "It allows ICF to promote the initiatives of ARL's research partners in academia, industry and across the federal government and to continue the lab's global scientific leadership and STEM outreach efforts. Through this effort, ICF will support ARL's goals in achieving global superiority to deliver the next generation of computer and security technologies."

ICF was also awarded its first task order under the IDIQ: an estimated $20 million engagement to perform full spectrum defensive cyber operations and research and development. The firm will engage its expertise as a Cybersecurity Service Provider to create opportunities where new concepts and technologies can be researched, tested and applied to operational environments that can be transitioned to the joint warfighter supporting our nation's defense. The task order has a term of three years including one base and two one-year options.

For more than two decades, ICF has partnered with ARL to develop new concepts and research, test and apply new technologies to our nation's defense. In 2017, ICF was re-engaged to support ARL's Cybersecurity Service Program where the firm is currently helping in the lab's efforts to develop cyber tools and techniques and advance state-of-the-art computer network defense.

ICF's cybersecurity specialists help the military, national security and commercial clients build and successfully defend the most aggressively attacked infrastructures on the planet.