Press Release

LMI Selected to Develop the Joint Health Risk Management Enhanced Capability Demonstration

November 6, 2019

Tysons, Va. – LMI today announced it will develop a toolkit to enable more accurate and timely documentation of occupational and environmental health risks facing U.S. service members. The toolkit is part of an integrated prototype for the Joint Health Risk Management Enhanced Capability Demonstration (JHRM ECD). JHRM ECD is conducted through a memorandum of agreement among the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense; the Defense Health Agency; and U.S. Special Operations Command. The $12.8 million contract has a three-year performance period.

In the field, the toolkit would provide commanders with improved situational awareness and a suite of risk management tools. Additional capabilities would include automated health risk assessments, information management applications, and monitoring algorithms—tracking a service member’s exposure to toxic industrial chemicals, radiation, blast overpressure, and other hazards. Intended toolkit users include the military services, combatant commands, and the Department of Veterans Affairs as well as U.S. allies.

“The JHRM Decision Support and Information System Prototype is a significant step toward operational technology that will enable better informed decision-making on the frontlines and in the immediate- and long-term care of service members. We are honored to drive this innovation and demonstrate our expanded capabilities,” said Robert Lech, vice president of LMI’s Defense market.

This is LMI’s first contract award from a bid that included its established capabilities as well as the scientific and technical expertise of The Tauri Group, which LMI acquired in February 2019. The Tauri Group supported CBRN defense efforts at homeland security and defense agencies from its inception after 9/11.

“The addition of rapid prototyping, CBRN defense, and life sciences to our longstanding expertise in software development, analytics, logistics, and health has positioned us to support customers requiring a wider range of technical expertise,” said Michael Brennan, director of LMI’s Solutions Development Services practice. “We are excited to help the customer explore and harness new capabilities.”

Prototyped functionality would include ingesting environment sensor data, pulling external data (such as measurement and signals intelligence) pertaining to a specific location or deployed force, and interfacing with sources, such as Department of Defense’s Global Biosurveillance Portal and Defense Occupational Environmental Health Readiness System. “Our approach provides a co-evolution of technical and operational requirements much quicker and at less risk than traditional methods,” said Mark Malatesta, who leads LMI’s Rapid Capability Development offering.

— Michael Brennan