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Johns Hopkins APL Secures $50M Air Force Architecture R&D Project

Johns Hopkins APL Secures $50M Air Force Architecture R&D Project - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory will perform research and development work to support architecture requirements at the U.S. Air Force and Space Force under a $49.7 million contract.

The Air Force Research Laboratory issued the cost-plus-fixed-fee award and is obligating $7.8 million at the time of award from R&D funds for past and current fiscal years, the Department of Defense said Thursday.

Under the sole-source contract, APL will provide operational expertise and technical support to AFRL’s Integrated Capabilities Directorate in efforts to modernize USAF and USSF mission architectures.

The mission of CRI, formerly called the Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation Directorate, is to help the service branch develop and bring technologies to the warfighter rapidly.

APL will aim to complete the project by Sept. 7, 2026.

Johns Hopkins APL Secures $50M Air Force Architecture R&D Project - top government contractors - best government contracting event

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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

is a writer of news summaries about executive-level business activity in the government contracting sector. Her reports for ExecutiveBiz are focused on trends and events that drive the GovCon industry to include commercial technologies that private companies are developing for federal government use. She contributes news content to ExecutiveBiz’s sister sites GovCon Wire and ExecutiveGov.

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