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Battelle Wins Key Federal Contracts in Defense and National Security.

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Battelle's National Security Global Business recently was awarded a number of significant contracts highlighting the broad range of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN CBRN Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear
CBRN Caribbean Basin Radar Network
) capabilities and technology solutions that Battelle offers to federal agencies.

They include:

* A $13.7 million contract to conduct data collection, assessments, evaluations, and studies of the processes for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) materiel systems managed by the Joint Program Manager, Consequence Management (JPM-CM). The contract also includes tasks associated with the fielding and modernization of commercially available CBRN equipment, in addition to related engineering, test and evaluation, sustainment and training.

* A Battelle team was awarded a two-year, $15 million contract with the U.S. Air Force, Air Force Major Commands and Air Force installation Medical Treatment Facilities. As part of the contract, Battelle and a team member will provide medical readiness technical support to further develop and maintain the Air Force Medical Service's capability to plan, train, and equip specialized teams that can effectively respond worldwide to any event that may include contamination from weapons of mass destruction Weapons that are capable of a high order of destruction and/or of being used in such a manner as to destroy large numbers of people. Weapons of mass destruction can be high explosives or nuclear, biological, chemical, and radiological weapons, but exclude the means of transporting or .

* A $9.8 million contract to investigate, analyze, and enhance the Kirtland Air Force Base Kirtland Air Force Base is located in the southeast quadrant of Albuquerque, New Mexico, adjacent to the Albuquerque International Sunport. The base is the third largest installation in Air Force Materiel Command, covering 51,558 acres (209 km²) and employing over 23,000 people,  CBRN readiness and response program, emergency response education/training exercises, and advance techniques for CBRN risk characterization, risk assessment, risk mitigation, and risk management for the 377th Aerospace Medical Squadron, Bioenvironmental bi·o·en·vi·ron·men·tal  
Having to do with the relationship between the environment and living organisms: Bioenvironmental engineers are studying the effects of toxic chemicals on life in the area. 

* A $9.6 million contract with the U.S. Army CBRNE CBRNE Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Explosive
CBRNE chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high yield explosives (US DoD)
CBRNE Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Enhanced Conventional Weapons
 School to provide technical and analytical defense research. The scope consists of capabilities development, studies, analysis, experimentation, and demonstration to identify and address capability gaps in doctrine, organization, training, material, leadership, and education personnel and facilities.

* Battelle was awarded $12.4 million by the U.S. Army for additional Continuous Technology Refreshment work for the design, engineering, and production of technologically refreshed electronics/avionics.

* A $4.5 million contract to provide Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA DFMA Design For Manufacturing and Assembly ) support for modular battery and power control cartridge assemblies for the Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS MTRS Massachusetts Teachers' Retirement System
MTRS Mean Time to Restore Service (ITU-T)
MTRS Message Transport and Routing Service (Telcordia)
MTRS Man Transportable Robot System
) MK-II explosive ordnance disposal The detection, identification, on-site evaluation, rendering safe, recovery, and final disposal of unexploded explosive ordnance. It may also include explosive ordnance which has become hazardous by damage or deterioration. Also called EOD.  robot (Talon) and fabricate limited quantities of battery assemblies for Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD EOD

abbreviation for every other day; used in medical records.
) Technology Division.

* Battelle was awarded a $9.2 million sole-source task order contract to conduct studies and analysis for the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine to protect Air Force and Department of Defense personnel against chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear hazards, principally Toxic Industrial Chemicals/Materials.

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, Energy Technology, and Health and Life Sciences. It advances scientific discovery and application by conducting $5.2 billion in global R&D annually through contract research, laboratory management and technology commercialization. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Battelle oversees 20,400 employees in more than 130 locations worldwide, including seven national laboratories which Battelle manages or co-manages for the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Noun 1. Department of Homeland Security - the federal department that administers all matters relating to homeland security
Homeland Security

executive department - a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States
 and two international laboratories--a nuclear energy lab in the United Kingdom and a renewable energy lab in Malaysia.
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