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Leidos Awarded Contracts by Department of Veterans Affairs

Company to Provide Technical and Program Management Services to Help the VA Deliver and Manage Patient Care

RESTON, Va., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a national security, health and engineering solutions company, today announced three contract wins from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to help the agency maximize operational efficiencies, reduce healthcare costs, and improve veteran care. The majority of the work for all three programs, collectively totaled at $16 million, will be performed in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Chicago, Ill., and Salt Lake City, Utah.

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The first two contracts were awarded by the VA's Office of Information & Technology, Product Development.  Under the task orders, Leidos will provide IT related services to the Blood Bank Program and program management services to the My HealtheVet (MHV) program. These include maintenance and support to Legacy Veterans Integrated System Technology Architecture (VistA) Blood Bank v5.2, VistA Blood Establishment Computer Software, and interface support to maintain communications with other VistA or vendor applications. Maintenance and support ensure these applications continue to provide effective support to clinicians in delivering patient care, laboratory staff in providing safe blood transfusions, meeting blood bank regulatory agency requirements, and required hospital reporting services. The MHV program provides an eHealth portal where veterans can view and manage their personal health record online in a secure environment, as well as access health information, health assessments, and electronic services online. Specific support that Leidos will provide includes project management, technical writing, project documentation, strategic planning, schedule management, and risk management.

Leidos was also awarded a subcontract by By Light Professional IT Services to provide technical development support to the VA's Repositories Program, which supports integrated, computable, and viewable access to VA patients' electronic health records. The program accesses, stores, and integrates administrative and clinical data from all VistA sites across the VA healthcare systems. It also accesses and provides administrative and clinical patient-centric data to systems external to the VA such as the Department of Defense (DoD).

The VA's Repositories Program is pivotal in meeting President Obama's Healthcare Initiative for sharing patient data between the VA, DoD, and other external agencies. The program's data services and databases of administrative and clinical patient health record information provide opportunities to the VA and serve as a source for the exchange of interoperable health record data between the DoD and the VA. 

"Helping the VA support our country's veterans is important to Leidos and it is reflected in the work that our people do every day," said Steve Comber, President of Leidos Health. "We're pleased to continue our support of the VA by delivering services and solutions that help them in delivering and managing patient care for our veterans."

As an industry leader for more than 25 years in the healthcare industry, Leidos Health  fuses some of the world's most advanced technologies with the brightest minds in science, research and consulting. Today, Leidos is focused on developing next-generation solutions in areas such as biomedical research, public health, and health analytics to turn data into actionable information for clinicians and their patients. From leading groundbreaking medical research to fight diseases such as cancer, AIDS, and malaria, to implementing and optimizing electronic health records that enhance the research process and improve critical efficiencies – Leidos' passion to improve patient care and reduce costs is helping to transform healthcare. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com/health.

The company, formerly named Science Applications International Corporation, changed its name to Leidos, Inc. on September 27, 2013 in connection with the spin-off of its former technical, engineering and enterprise information technology business, which has assumed the company's former name. Leidos has submitted a change-of-name agreement to the U.S. government to recognize the name change.

About Leidos

Leidos is a science and technology solutions leader working to address some of the world's toughest challenges in national security, health, and engineering. The Company's 23,000 employees support vital missions for our government and the commercial sector, develop innovative solutions to drive better outcomes, and defend our Nation's digital and physical infrastructure from 'new world' threats. Leidos is headquartered in Reston, Va. and had approximately $6 billion in revenues for fiscal year 2013, on a pro forma basis, following the spin-off of the company's technical, engineering and enterprise IT business on Sept. 27, 2013. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com

Statements in this announcement, other than historical data and information, constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause our actual results, performance, achievements, or industry results to be very different from the results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to, the risk factors set forth in Leidos' Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended January 31, 2013, and other such filings that Leidos makes with the SEC from time to time. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.

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