Al Wofford, founder and president of Riverside IT defense contractor CDO Technologies, says landing the right contracts has spurred the company to new growth. THOMAS GNAU/STAFF

Local defense firm wins chance to compete on $48M contract

A Riverside defense contractor has landed a chance to compete for orders in a $48 million U.S. Army contract.

CDO Technologies Inc., of Riverside, and Lowry Holding Company Inc., of Michigan, will compete for each order of the $48,100,712 firm-fixed-price contract for “automatic identification technology,” the Department of Defense said.

The work will involve data communications, hardware, software, documentation, incidental services, technical engineering services, training and warranty work, the department said.

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Bids were solicited via the internet with three received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 10, 2024.

U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, was the contracting activity.

Recently, CDO also won a $27.1 million job from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Cryptologic and Cyber Systems Division contract.

Most CDO employees work outside of the Dayton area, in 19 states, working on everything from “video walls” for an Army command center in Hawaii, Air Force customers in Rome, N.Y., to IT work for the Dayton Dragons.

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CDO manages the IT infrastructure for the Air Force Reserve and others. It provides cloud and cyber-security services to Department of Defense clients, not necessarily at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base but around the country.

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