The U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) this week announced intentions to award a sole source contract for chemical threat agent characterization to SRC, Inc.
This is a follow-on research contract to complete a set of models for characterizing chemical agent fate of both traditional and non-traditional chemical warfare agents, including long term environmental response and evaporative and contact hazards in operationally relevant conditions.
The models will be transitioned to the Joint Effects Model (JEM) program of record and the JEM S&T Prototype/Hazard Prediction and Assessment Capability for integration.
The overall objective of JEM is to provide a single, validated capability to predict and track events and effects from nuclear, biological and chemical agents as well as toxic industrial chemicals.
An operational version of JEM will reside on DoD Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) platforms and will interface with existing and planned warning systems, weather data, messages, and support deliberate planning and analysis.
The period of performance for the SRC contract is estimated to be 25 months.