FAIRFAX, Va. , Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SRA International, Inc.
(NYSE: SRX), a leading provider of technology and strategic consulting
services and solutions to government organizations and commercial clients,
today announced it has won a contract with the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) Division of Select Agents and Toxins to provide laboratory
support services to the Select Agent Program. Awarded in September, the
contract is a re-compete of work the company has supported since 2002 through
the acquisition of Constella Group. It has an estimated value of
Under the contract, SRA will continue to help CDC track the possession, use and transfer of select agents in the U.S. (Select agents are biological agents and toxins that have the potential to pose a threat to public health and safety if released into the environment.) The company's work includes registering and inspecting facilities that use, store or transport select agents; certifying that proper biosafety and biosecurity measures are in place in the laboratories; processing select agent transfer requests; tracking all shipments of select agents between registered facilities; and assisting CDC with administering the Etiologic Agent Import Permit Program, which helps control the import of agents or vectors of human disease into the U.S. Under the new contract, SRA will increase its support for CDC and also manage and control all records and data associated with the Select Agent Program.
"The Select Agent Program is key to ensuring the safety and security of the registered select-agent facilities, the staff who work with those agents and the general public, " said Wayne Myers , director of Public Health Informatics - the SRA business unit that supports the Select Agent contract. "Our laboratory inspectors have conducted more than 1,000 onsite inspections over the past five years, and we look forward to continuing to help CDC manage this critical emergency preparedness program."
About SRA International, Inc.
SRA and its subsidiaries are dedicated to solving complex problems of global significance for government organizations serving the national security, civil government and global health markets. Founded in 1978, the company and its subsidiaries have expertise in such areas as air surveillance and air traffic management; contract research organization (CRO) services; cybersecurity; disaster response planning; enterprise resource planning; environmental strategies; IT systems, infrastructure and managed services; logistics; public health preparedness; strategic management consulting; systems engineering; and wireless integration.
FORTUNE(R) magazine has chosen SRA as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" for nine consecutive years. The company and its subsidiaries employ more than 6,400 employees serving clients from headquarters in Fairfax, Va. , and offices around the world. For additional information on SRA, please visit www.sra.com.
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