ODU, Six Other Schools Get U.S. Navy Contract Worth Up To $30 Million

The U.S. Navy has granted Old Dominion and six other universities a five-year contract worth up to $30 million to provide analytical and technical support services, and research and development efforts, for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic.

The seven universities will support advanced research and development projects on behalf of multiple customers, including, but not limited to, the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, and other federal government research and development activities.

The National Centers for System of Systems Engineering (NCSoSE) in ODU’s Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology will coordinate and lead the team that will provide ODU’s support on the contract. Charles Keating, the NCSoSE director and a professor of engineering management and systems engineering, is the grant's contract manager for ODU.

The award is the result of a two-year effort by NCSoSE to establish a professional relationship with the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic.

ODU and the six other universities will compete for the task orders under the terms and conditions of the contract. The task orders will focus on providing analytical services and research and development support in 22 science and technology areas.