Johns Hopkins University

July 12, 2021

Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, Maryland, has been awarded a $530,000,000 ceiling, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-type contract for research and development services in support of the nuclear enterprise. Johns Hopkins University has also been awarded the first task order for research and development services for $23,717,889 to support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent weapon system. These contracts provide research and development services in support of the two intercontinental ballistic missile systems. Work will be performed in Laurel, Maryland, with support being available until July 15, 2031. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.

December 1, 2020
By Robert K. Ackerman
Soldiers with the 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York, survey an obstacle during an evaluation of the modular scalable vest generation II. The U.S. Army’s Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is working on developing personal and vehicle protective gear using new materials for harsh combat conditions.  ARL photo

The U.S. Army is developing new materials that can withstand the harshest environmental condition on the battlefield—high-energy kinetic combat. A multipronged research effort at the Army Research Laboratory aims at creating exotic materials that would protect warfighters and their equipment from new kinds of weaponry that are appearing, and may appear, in future tactical combat.