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Edmond Scientific to Provide Specialized Scientific, Analytical and Technical Services under $48M Army Contract

Alexandria, Virginia (March 2019) –– Edmond Scientific Company (ESC) was selected to support the Army Research Office (ARO) to provide complex scientific, technical and analytical research and development (R&D) support. ARO’s Scientific Services Program (SSP) enables all federal government organizations to obtain quick-reaction, specialized R&D services for the resolution of specific problems involving research, development, or on-going scientific actions requiring studies, analyses, evaluations, and assessments. ESC is providing R&D support across fourteen different scientific domains to include: Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences, Materials Science, Physics, Medical and Health Sciences, Electronics, Computing Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering Sciences, Modeling and Simulation, Network Sciences, Psychology, and Social Sciences.

The SSP is open to university and small researchers to participate as subcontractors to ESC, and help evaluate and mature emerging technologies that improve our national defense.

The following are randomly
selected examples of program research requirements:

  • Surface plasmon resonance binding assays for drug discovery
  • Modeling high-rate material response for impact applications
  • Analysis of mobile oxygen storage tanks,
  • Model validation and application of parameter estimation tools
    for large-scale, multi-physics numerical models
  • Network science for military ad hoc and sensor networks
  • Intelligent agents for objective-based training and shared
    cognition in teams

Response to urgent tasking requires a 48-hour response to provide a research plan for execution, while routine tasking allows a 15-day turnaround. Federal agencies that have used SSP in the past include:

  • Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)
  • Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
  • HQ Department of Army (HQDA)
  • Assist Sec Army for Acquisition, Logistic & Technology
  • Research Development & Engineering Command (RDECOM)
  • Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (CCDC Chemical Biological Center) / Edgewood Chemical Biological Center
  • Army Research Institute
  • Army Medical Research & Materiel Command (MRMC)
  • Aeromedical Research Lab
  • Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (MRICD)
  • Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR)
  • U.S. Navy (USN)-Naval Research Lab
  • U.S. Air Force (USAF)
  • Department of Commerce (DOC)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)
  • National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)
  • National Security Agency (NSA)

For more information on how to use SSP for your federal agency, or to participate as a researcher or principle investigator, please send an email to or click here.