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Amentum Awarded Contract to Reduce Biological Threats in Africa


CHANTILLY, VA; October 5, 2023 – Amentum has been awarded a Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) contract valued at $51.2 million to support the U.S. Department of Defense’s Biological Threat Reduction Program (BTRP) mission. Amentum will support DTRA’s global mission of enhancing biosafety and international security by modernizing facilities, logistics, operations, and training.

“Amentum’s expertise managing important national security engagements with partner nations will be strengthened by our utilization of modern construction delivery, smart logistics networks, sustainable training approaches and safe laboratory operations,” said Mark Whitney, President, Amentum’s National Security Group. “Our threat reduction experience will enhance the ability of BTRP’s partners to prevent, detect and prepare for any biological threats that may threaten our country, allies, and the African community.”

This award expands Amentum’s international BTRP work. Under this contract, Amentum will deliver the expertise needed to facilitate DTRA’s mission to secure and consolidate pathogens; enhance biosafety and biosecurity standards; and sustain and maintain countries’ abilities to detect, diagnose, surveil, and report emerging and re-emerging diseases of international security concern.

The award has a two-year base period of performance with several options which can extend the period of performance to five years total. Work will be performed within and outside the continental United States with specific focus on BTRP partners in Kenya, Gabon, Guinea and Cameroon. BTRP’s previous engagements with these nations have supported safe laboratory operations, pathogen security and pandemic preparedness and response. 

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Amentum is a leader in global engineering, project management and solutions integration, trusted to modernize the most critical missions anywhere in the world. Driven to create a safer, smarter, cleaner world, we innovate as a team of inventive doers passionate about making a difference. Underpinned by a strong culture of ethics, safety and inclusivity, Amentum is fiercely committed to operational excellence and successful execution. Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, we have more than 44,000 employees in 85 countries in all 7 continents. Visit us at to learn how we solve what’s next.


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