General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), announced today that it was awarded an $84 million contract by the Defense Health Agency (DHA) to support the Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence (TBICoE). The contract has an eight-month base period with three option years.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant health issue that affects service members and veterans during peacetime and war, with over 459,000 Department of Defense personnel diagnosed since 2000. As a congressionally mandated collaboration between the DOD and the Department of Veterans Affairs, TBICoE conducts research and promotes state-of-the-science care from point of injury to reintegration for service members, veterans, and their families to prevent and mitigate consequences of mild to severe TBI.
Under the contract, GDIT will continue to support the TBICoE in conducting clinical research, surveilling TBIs across the DOD, developing clinical recommendations, translating research findings into education tools and disseminating these products to military healthcare providers, service members, veterans, and their families. GDIT will also partner with the TBICoE and DOD on the execution of current and future congressionally mandated projects. These include the 15-year longitudinal study of TBI incurred by the armed forces in Afghanistan and Iraq wars, as well as the Warfighter Brain Health program.
“Our work over the past eight years with the TBICoE has yielded new advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injuries,” said Kamal Narang, GDIT vice president and general manager for Federal Health. “We are proud of our researchers and scientists who support TBICoE’s mission every day, and we look forward to partnering with them to address future brain health challenges.”
Since 2014, GDIT has supported the TBICoE across 21 military treatment facilities and trauma rehabilitation sites worldwide. GDIT researchers and scientists have published more than 250 articles in leading scientific journals highlighting findings and advancements in the diagnoses, treatment and prevention of TBIs.
General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company that offers a broad portfolio of products and services in business aviation; ship construction and repair; land combat vehicles, weapons systems, and munitions; and technology products and services. General Dynamics employs more than 100,000 people worldwide and generated $38.5 billion in revenue in 2021.
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