Navy picks EOIR Technologies for chem/bio/rad testing

BOSTON, 9 Feb. 2006. EOIR Technologies, Inc. has entered into a partnership with Joint Research and Development, Inc. (JRAD) to provide engineering and testing services for the Chemical, Biological, and Radiological (CBR) Defense (B50) Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) in Dahlgren, Va.

BOSTON, 9 Feb. 2006. EOIR Technologies, Inc. has entered into a partnership with Joint Research and Development, Inc. (JRAD) to provide engineering and testing services for the Chemical, Biological, and Radiological (CBR) Defense (B50) Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) in Dahlgren, Va.

The two organizations will provide development engineering, testing, management, and documentation services for the advancement, acquisition, and deployment of nuclear, biological, and chemical defense (NBCD) systems and protection equipment for the Joint War Fighting community.

This opportunity will allow both companies to promote their highly differentiated products and services which will include such items as the Technest Holdings ACADA chemical detector and M22 ACADA simulators.

EOIR and JRAD have previously worked together with the Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC). JRAD's role in that prior program led the way for the EOIR/JRAD team to expand their customer base into the Dahlgren B50 Division.

EOIR will use this opportunity to broaden the scope of services currently provided at NSWC. At present, EOIR supports the Directed Energy Technology Office (B20) with systems integration, mechanical engineering, and programmatic support.

"We are pleased to announce our new partnership with JRAD and anticipate growing our effort at B50 within the coming months. We also believe that this new task will lead to additional opportunities within the Navy Marine Corps Support Division," said Joe Mackin, president of EOIR parent company Technest Holdings.

In addition to this partnership opportunity, EOIR has entered into another endeavor with JRAD. In January 2006, EOIR added JRAD as a team member on the SeaPort Enhanced (SeaPort-e) Multiple Award Contract (MAC).

The addition of JRAD enhances the capabilities of the EOIR SeaPort-e Team, and the companies will jointly pursue opportunities to capture tasks orders under the SeaPort-e contract that capitalize on these capabilities.

The SeaPort-e contract, an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity multiple award contract estimated by the U.S. government to generate $5.3 billion in procurement dollars per year via orders issued to multiple contractors, is a five year contract designed to procure engineering, technical and testing services, and financial management support services for many divisions within the Navy including; the Naval Systems Command, Naval Air Systems Command, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Naval Supply Systems Command, Military Sealift Command, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Strategic Systems Programs, and the Marine Corps.

JRAD is a woman-owned small business headquartered in Northern Virginia which provides research and development services.

EOIR Technologies is a suibsidiary of Technest Holdings, Inc., a defense and homeland security company transforming advanced laboratory technology into real-world products.

Technest Holdings, Inc. is a provider of advanced remote sensor systems, chemical detectors, intelligent surveillance, and advanced 3D imaging technology solutions to the defense and homeland security marketplaces. Technest is committed to setting next-generation standards in defense and security through the provision of innovative emerging technologies and expert services. Technest's solutions support military, law enforcement and homeland security personnel. Through strategic development, Technest focuses on the creation of dual-use technology and products with applications in both the defense market and civilian homeland security and law enforcement fields. For more information, see www.technestholdings.com.

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