The General Services Administration has awarded a prime contract to Leidos to support the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the US Northern Command (USNORTHCOM).

Under the single-award, hybrid firm-fixed-price time and material contract, Leidos will provide network operations and general IT maintenance services to NORAD and USNORTHCOM.

The contract has a base period of performance of one year followed by four one-year option periods and a final six month option period.

If all options are exercised, the contract will have an approximate value of more than $75m.

Leidos will perform the work at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the Pentagon in Washington DC, and the US Embassy in Mexico City.

Leidos Enterprise Cyber and Solutions senior vice-president Daniel Voce said: “Leidos is proud to keep NORAD and USNORTHCOM warfighters connected as they defend citizens and interests in North America.

“Our consummate past performance in global network operations and sustainment will serve the combatant command well in keeping watch and outpacing threats should they arise.”

Under the contract, the company will help ensure secure and uninterrupted availability of the command’s IP networks and associated capabilities.

It will provide key services that include information transport, network distribution and monitoring.

Additionally, Leidos will offer computing services, application services, technical management and cybersecurity and will be responsible for the service desk and technical management functions in support of the Combatant Command (COCOM) Mission Service category.

Last November, Leidos secured a follow-on contract from the US Pacific Air Force Command (PACAF) to provide command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and operations (C5ISRO) support.