Cherokee Nation Technologies Supporting Health of Armed Forces & Battle against Infectious Diseases

Published April 29, 2018

Tribally owned company earns $55 million contract with Defense Health Agency

TULSA – Cherokee Nation Technologies announced today it has received a firm-fixed-price order to conduct comprehensive health surveillance efforts for the Department of Defense. The Cherokee Nation-owned company could potentially earn $55 million within the next five years through a contract with the Defense Health Agency’s Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch.

“It is a great honor to serve the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces,” said Steven Bilby, president of Cherokee Nation Businesses’ diversified businesses. “We are extremely pleased to have this opportunity to continue growing our relationship with the Department of Defense and proud to join its global mission to understand and reduce infectious disease.”

The competitive award is the culmination of years of dedicated support provided by CNB through a series of past contracts.

The award allows CNT to enhance existing health surveillance infrastructure and capabilities, respond to inquiries from DOD medical and health authorities, and support the health and fitness of the Armed Forces, as well as strengthen the global battle in reducing infectious diseases.

“This opportunity is a testament to our team’s continued effort to expand our capabilities while growing our relationship with partnering agencies such as the DHA,” said Owen Unangst, executive general manager for Cherokee Nation Technologies. “We are looking forward to supporting the global effort against infectious diseases and are especially proud to offer our expertise in supporting the health of our military men and women.”

Through this contract, Cherokee Nation Technologies will provide scientific, professional and technical services support in multiple areas, including epidemiology and analysis, global emerging infections surveillance, integrated biosurveillance, mortality registry and operational support. The effort is primarily located in Silver Spring, Maryland, with satellite locations in Aberdeen, Maryland and Dayton, Ohio.

CNT provides a full spectrum of unmanned systems expertise, IT services, technology solutions, and geospatial information systems services, as well as management and support of programs, projects, professionals and technical staff.

Since 2009, the company has been serving government clients with time-tested solutions that increase client effectiveness through the intelligent use of technology. CNT is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies and is headquartered in Tulsa, with a regional office in Ft. Collins, Colorado, and client locations nationwide.

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