Northrop Grumman selected for DIA HELIOS IDIQ supporting intelligence data collection

HELIOS IDIQ supports the Defense Intelligence Agency's mission to develop and deliver leading edge scientific and technical capabilities

MCLEAN, Va. September 26, 2018 Photo(s): By Northrop Grumman
The HELIOS program provides the opportunity for continued innovation in science and technology for the Defense Intelligence Agency

The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation as one of nine companies to provide critical support for its Directorate for Science and Technology (DIA/ST).

The agency made the award under its HELIOS Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract. Northrop Grumman will provide the agency with innovative capabilities for its science and technology missions.

HELIOS is divided into two major technical areas. The aim of these areas is to enhance intelligence; provide strategic warning; and inform research and development, acquisition and operational activities.

"Northrop Grumman is pleased to continue supporting the Defense Intelligence Agency through the HELIOS IDIQ," said Ginger Wierzbanowski, vice president, intelligence solutions, cyber and intelligence mission solutions, Northrop Grumman. "Our work will help ensure the agency can identify, develop and execute the evolving technical capabilities that allow the intelligence community, combatant commands and other federal agencies to achieve mission success."

The $500 million contract ceiling allows Northrop Grumman to continue providing support to DIA in cross-cutting and multidomain sensor and mission technologies, as well as full systems life cycle development and support. Work will be performed in Cincinnati, Ohio; Fairfax, Virginia; Huntsville, Alabama and Tucson, Arizona.