Expands Support into New Technology Offices at DARPA

(ARLINGTON, VA) Schafer Government Services, LLC, a leading provider of scientific, engineering and technical services and products in the national security sector, is pleased to announce it has been awarded a five-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide Science and Engineering Technical Assistance (SETA) Support to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Biological Technologies Office (BTO). Schafer has been working with DARPA for over 27 years and has been providing SETA support to BTO since its inception in April 2014.

Schafer’s proven track record includes providing Scientific, Engineering, and Technical Assistance (SETA) support to human performance, human-machine interface, infectious disease, and neurotechnology efforts at DARPA since the early 2000s. In April of 2014, DARPA created BTO to leverage Agency work in these areas while expanding into new areas of research. Several efforts in which Schafer had made significant contributions were transferred to BTO. Schafer has contributed to BTO’s thrust area of outpacing infectious disease by supporting programs aimed at developing new medical diagnostic devices, new methods for rapidly manufacturing new vaccines, and methods for targeted drug delivery and imparting immunity. Schafer also supported the mission of developing drugs and vaccines in advance of a need on programs devoted to predicting viral mutations and programs exploring a drug’s effects on cellular mechanisms.

“It is exciting to see Schafer support to DARPA’s biology efforts come full circle. Schafer had a part in fostering early efforts that have now developed into thrust areas for the office,” stated Rebekah Cecil, Schafer Manager. “This history, combined with the award, demonstrates Schafer’s commitment to the mission and vision of BTO.”

Schafer currently provides Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) subject matter expertise to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) and other Government Agencies. Schafer will employ this reachback to support new program concepts, initiatives, and areas of technology investment to address National Security threats in the context of biology. In addition to providing high-end technical support to BTO, Schafer will also assist with the administrative and programmatic aspects of office functionality.

Schafer’s mission is to help its customers meet and exceed goals and objectives with integrity, innovation, agility, teamwork and a commitment to excellence. These attributes are a hallmark of the services offered to Schafer’s longtime clients, such as DARPA. Schafer looks to continue to build upon its reputation as a high-end SETA provider and is honored to be supporting the continued missions within DARPA.