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Peraton Books $2.3B DCSA Award for Background Investigation Services; Stu Shea Quoted

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Peraton has won a $2.25 billion contract from the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency for background investigation field work services.

Under the five-year contract, Peraton will be responsible for supporting multiple different types of government background verifications through the provision of these services, the Reston, Virginia-based organization announced on Tuesday.

“As the incumbent for this contract and bringing over 19 years of experience as the leading industry provider, Peraton is proud to continue our relationship with the largest cleared network of nationwide background investigator services,” said Stu Shea, the company’s chairman, president and CEO and a six-time Wash100 Award winner.

“This award is a testament of our continued partnership to enhance DSCA’s mission success and provide comprehensive background investigation support services,” he added.

Specific government suitability determinations expected to be impacted by Peraton’s work include those regarding government employment, government contract personnel assignments, U.S. Armed Forces personnel acceptance and trusted access permission for federal facilities, information and information systems.

These duties will support DCSA’s role as the federal government’s primary investigative service provider. The agency performs over two million investigations each year for civilian and military applicants and employees, which includes contractors and consultants.

DCSA awarded CACI a parallel contract amounting to the same value and operating within the same time frame. Both are firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity awards expected to be completed in December 2027.

Peraton has previously worked with DCSA. In 2021, the company took over a $500 million contract originally awarded to its subsidiary, Perspecta, to build a modernized, central platform intended to enhance the background investigation process.