QinetiQ North America Wins Two Federal Rail Research ID/IQ Contracts

Reston, VA- QinetiQ North America (QNA) today announced the award of two contracts from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Office of Research and Development to provide research, development, test and evaluation services. These technical assistance contracts continue the partnership of FRA and QNA on rail safety programs that began in 1996.

Both contracts call for indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity task order services, where task orders are established as research requirements are defined. Topic areas in the first contract include rail transportation of hazardous materials, safety management systems, track-train interaction, railroad vehicles, non-electric power and components, and program evaluation. The second contract is focused on human factors. Topic areas include safety management systems, program evaluation, passenger and freight rail operations, human systems integration and advanced rail systems technology.

“I am proud to be part of a team that, for the past fifteen years, has made solid contributions to improve the safety of the nation’s railway systems,” said QNA Technology Solutions Group President J.D. Crouch. “We’re committed to working with FRA to continue to improve rail safety with innovative, cost-effective solutions.”

Operating as the U.S. component of QinetiQ’s Global Products division, QinetiQ North America’s Technology Solutions Group is a world leader in technology solutions that save lives in defense, security, and commercial environments. For more information, please see our website www.QinetiQ-NA.com and read our blog at techblog.qinetiq-na.com.

Sheri Darya
QinetiQ North America
Technology Solutions Group
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