New Orleans, LA: November 19, 2014, Geocent leads four companies in meeting the technical support needs of the United States Naval Surface Warfare Center’s (NSWC) Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Defense division.
Geocent, a prominent engineering firm headquartered in New Orleans, has teamed up with Battelle, Bowler Pons, and Serco companies and they have been awarded critical work for the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Defense (CBRN) division. The Navy has designated the NSWCDD CBRN as the Emergency Management and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Capability Area Systems Engineer (EM CBRN CASE). The Geocent team will provide consultation and technical support services for the EM CBRN CASE. The work will employ up to 18 consultants, engineers, and technicians under an initial one-to-three year contract potentially worth over five-million dollars.
The Navy has tasked EM CBRN CASE to support current and future EM and CBRN defense research, development, and acquisition activities. Team Geocent will provide EM subject matter expertise on best practices and technology, requirements analysis, logistics, and training. They will provide services in the general work areas of: EM requirements development and analysis support, integrated project team support, meeting and presentation support, implementation and training support, medical EM support, Naval facilities EM support, and programmatic support.
The NSWCDD, Dahlgren Laboratory is a premier research and development center that serves as a specialty site for weapon system integration. They rapidly introduce new technology into complex Naval warfare systems based on advances in science and technology, research and development, and testing and evaluation. Their capabilities are focused on both the present and future. As their web site reports, “We are meeting operational needs today, and we are fundamentally reshaping the way our Navy will fight and defend our country in the future.”
Mr. Ridge Bourgeois, Geocent’s Director of Information Technology for its Federal Business Unit and the project manager on the contract, said, “This opportunity puts Geocent and our partners in a position to make a real and significant difference in the lives of Americans and people throughout the world. We are proud and honored that NSWC has chosen us to help them in fulfilling their important CBRN mission.”
The work will range from high-end research of advanced technologies and their application to EM all the way down to overseeing the installation of new equipment and facility improvements and then training EM personnel on its use. The Geocent team will be available to advise and assist the Navy’s integrated project team on the adoption and implementation of technologies, oversee the development and installation of EM CBRN equipment, and provision EM facilities and personnel with EM CBRN related technology. The work will be completed in response to as-needed task orders and performed by staff in New Orleans and Washington, D.C.
Geocent provides innovative software engineering, data center and core infrastructure, technology consulting, engineering, and scientific support to commercial, aerospace, defense, maritime, financial, healthcare, energy, and federal, state, and local government customers. Geocent is headquartered in Metairie, LA, and has offices in Charleston, SC; Huntsville, AL; Stennis Space Center, MS; New Orleans, LA; Baton Rouge, LA; Tulsa, OK, and Dallas, TX.
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