Marine Corps orders chemical warfare protective clothing

SPRINGFIELD, Va., 8 August 2005. VERSAR, Inc. announced today the award of a five-year contract supporting the Joint Service Chemical Agent Testing Program, through the U.S. Marine Corps, Marine Corps Logistics Command, Albany, Ga.

SPRINGFIELD, Va., 8 August 2005. VERSAR, Inc. announced today the award of a five-year contract supporting the Joint Service Chemical Agent Testing Program, through the U.S. Marine Corps, Marine Corps Logistics Command, Albany, Ga.

The contract, initially valued at $6.9 million, will support the deployment and use of nuclear, biological and chemical defense protective clothing and equipment by the U.S. Department of Defense. The contract will be performed by Versar's wholly owned subsidiary, GEOMET Technologies, LLC.

This contract will support the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD), the DoD's single point of focus for research, development, acquisition, fielding and life cycle management for Nuclear, Biological and Chemical assets and equipment. Versar will provide chemical, biological and other testing services across a broad range of programs to protect military and homeland security personnel against weapons of mass destruction threats.

Dr. Ted Prociv, President and CEO of Versar stated, "This award represents our company's continued commitment to supporting the men and women in uniform who face an increasing threat from nuclear, biological and chemical weapons of mass destruction worldwide. Supporting the JPEO-CBD is also an important opportunity to contribute to our country's war against terrorism."

Versar, Inc., headquartered in Springfield, Va., is a publicly held professional services firm supporting government and industry in national defense/homeland defense programs, environmental health and safety and infrastructure revitalization. For more information, see www.versar.com.

The company also maintains websites including: www.homelanddefense.com, www.geomet.com, www.nbcprotect.com, www.dtaps.com.

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