4-27-16 – XLA awarded six month sole-source task order with the Joint Improvised Threat Defeat Agency (JIDA)
XLA is proud to announce it has been awarded a six (6) month sole-source task order against their GSA Professional Services Schedule with the Joint Improvised Threat Defeat Agency (JIDA) for Mission Support Services. For more than seven years XLA has directly assisted with the maturing of acquisition, configuration management, administrative processes and core procedures, helping JIDA leadership to focus efforts on the war fighter on the ground.
JIDA continues to lead our nation’s defense efforts against improvised explosive devices and threats. As recently as 2014, JIDA expanded its mission to also include the identification, coordination, and advocacy of efforts to defeat improvised threats. In 2016 the Department of Defense formally announced JIDA’s transition and organizational realignment under the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) which is expected to be complete by October 1, 2016. It is this expanded mission and alignment under DTRA that sets the authority for JIDA to focus on these improvised threats. In addition to IEDs, JIDA will turn its attention to tactics and techniques used by the enemy to create new and effective improvised threats. The agency may require improvements to human analysis, technology to capture and track people through social media, capabilities to defeat advanced wireless signals, and increased response to neutralize homemade explosives from remote platforms.
During this transition period, JIDA identified several critical mission-support contractor services to continue, specifically in the functions of program management, acquisition life cycle services, configuration management, and administrative and organizational effectiveness support. Since 2009, XLA has staffed JIDA with seasoned and experienced individuals with the ability to work independently and provide quick reaction to the challenges and risks that JIDA faces daily.