Defense Systems Technical Area Task Contract

dsiac Defense Systems technical area task contract (DSTAT) is a multiple award indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract which supports of the following technical areas:

    • Weapon systems
    • Survivability/vulnerability
    • Reliability, maintainability, quality, supportability, and interoperability (RMQSI)
    • Advanced materials
    • Military sensing
    • Energetics
    • Autonomous systems
    • Directed energy
    • Non-lethal weapons

The DSTAT contract is a consolidation of six predecessor legacy IAC contracts: Weapons Systems Technology Information Analysis Center (WSTIAC) contract, Survivability/Vulnerability Information Assurance Technology Information Analysis Center (SURVIAC) contract, Reliability Information Analysis Center (RIAC) contract, Advanced Materials, Manufacturing and Testing Information Analysis Center (AMMTIAC) contract, Chemical Propulsion Information Analysis Center (CPIAC) contract, and Military Sensing Information Analysis Center (SENSIAC) contract. These legacy contracts covered: weapon systems; survivability/vulnerability; reliability, maintainability, quality, supportability, and interoperability (RMQSI); advanced materials; and military sensing. Four new scope areas have been added including energetics, autonomous systems, directed energy and non-lethal weapons to complete the DSTAT contract.

The purpose of the DSTAT contract is to leverage the best expertise from industry, other government agencies, and academia to solve the government’s toughest scientific and technical problems. The IACs serve as a ready tool for strategic, operational and tactical organizations within DoD and the broader community. The IACs build a community of subject matter experts (SMEs) and provide critical scientific and technical information (STI) for DoD, enabling it to avoid the creation of duplicate holdings of STI, as well as avoid duplication in analytical capabilities in various R&D support components.

The IACs provide tactical relevance through direct connection to the Warfighter, and strategic value through long term trend analysis and recommendations. Products, such as state-of-the-art reports (SOARs), provide a detailed analysis of critical challenges, while technical inquiry services offer a direct connection to a vast network of subject matter experts from across government, industry and academia.

The IACs also work directly with customers on core analysis tasks (CAT) and technical area tasks (TAT), both of which yield new STI. They collect, maintain and develop analytical tools and techniques including databases, models and simulations and provide research and analysis services to customers with diverse, complex, and challenging requirements.

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DSTAT Contract Specifications

Customers are required to submit a requirements package. The IAC Program Management Office has a dedicated Customer Support Cell (CSC) to help the requiring activity (RA) through the entire process of requirements package development and submission. Please contact the CSC via email at to assist in putting together the requirements package.

Contract Type: IDIQ Multiple Award Contract for Research and Development (R&D) and/or Advisory & Assistance Services (A&AS) related to R&D efforts
Ceiling: $3B Date Awarded: 9 June 14 Minimum DO Amount: None
Economy Act: All Outside Agencies Certify Customers: DoD, Government, Industry & Academia
Term: No Minimum Term Contractor Evaluation: Requiring Activity
Alion Science and Technology
Battelle Memorial Institute
Booz Allen Hamilton
EOIR Technologies, Inc.
Georgia Tech Research Institute
MacAulay-Brown, Inc.
Mantech TSG-2 Joint Venture
Prescient Edge Corporation
Strategic Analysis, Inc.
TASC, Inc.
Wyle Laboratories, Inc.
Points of Contact: Sandy Roche - Contracting Officer | Glenda Smith - COR | Patty Coulter - COR
Financial Acceptance Office: DTIC
Customer Shared Direct Cost Rate: Please see our financial management page
FY End Ordering Cut-off: Varies based on requirement; contact DS COR for further information
Ordering Process:
    1. Customers submit a requirements package to the DTIC IAC PMO in accordance with the Task Order Guidelines.
    2. The IAC PMO and Contracting Office will review the requirements package to ensure compliance, completeness and applicability to the IAC program goals.
    3. The Contracting Office solicits proposals from DS MAC prime contractors through a RFP.
    4. The Contracting Office awards the task order to the winning DS MAC contractor.
Available Services:
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