The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a new contract to create information technology resources for supporting pathogenic virus research.
The five-year contract is worth up to $16 million and comes at the end of a previous five-year contract Northrop Grumman received in 2004, the company said in a news release. As part of the new contract Northrop will develop a Web-based bioinformatics resource center, including surveillance and clinical data, virus characteristics and genomic data. Scientists will use it to study different categories of viruses and human infection.
The work will be done in the company’s Rockville, Md. facility and at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Reston, Va.-based Northrop Grumman develops products in aerospace, electronics and IT for government and commercial industries.