DLH Expands its Digital Transformation Services for the National Institute on Aging through $18.6 Million Award

ATLANTA, May 15, 2023 — DLH Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: DLHC) (“DLH” or the “Company”), a leading provider of digital transformation, systems engineering and integration, and science research and development solutions to federal agencies, today announced that it has been awarded a contract to continue and significantly expand its IT services for the National Institute on Aging (“NIA”). NIA is the third largest institute of the National Institutes of Health, dedicated to supporting and conducting research to better understand the nature of aging and the aging process, and diseases and conditions associated with growing older.

The contract includes a base period of one year with four one-year options, with a total value of $18.6 million. Through this award, DLH will be responsible for driving key digital transformation goals for the NIA Intramural Research Program, such as DevSecOps (development, security, and operations) and scientific poly-cloud enablement for high-performance computing and data science. The Company will provide a wide range of IT solutions in service of the customer’s research-based mission, including integrating new and existing IT assets, applications, services, and systems; digital transformation; cloud enablement, cybersecurity ecosystem development, system architecture, systems administration, service desk and technician support, scientific programming, and more.

“We are honored for the opportunity to continue and expand our relationship with the National Institute on Aging,” said Diane Yarnell, President of DLH’s Civilian Health IT Business Unit. “We are incredibly proud of our team for successfully managing the multiple objectives of this contract and demonstrating our ability to deliver innovative solutions and exceptional service to this customer.”

“Through this award, DLH will leverage digital transformation and cybersecurity capabilities to advance our customer’s vital health and scientific mission,” added Zach Parker, DLH President and CEO. “This critical, complex work exemplifies the broad range of customer needs that DLH is now able to address and the types of valuable opportunities that are available to our company moving forward.”

About DLH

DLH (NASDAQ:DLHC) delivers improved health and national security readiness solutions for federal programs through science research and development, systems engineering and integration, and digital transformation. The Company’s experts in public health, performance evaluation, and health operations solve the complex problems faced by civilian and military customers alike, leveraging digital transformation, artificial intelligence, advanced analytics, cloud-based applications, telehealth systems, and more. With over 3,200 employees dedicated to the idea that “Your Mission is Our Passion,” DLH brings a unique combination of government sector experience, proven methodology, and unwavering commitment to innovation to improve the lives of millions. For more information, visit www.DLHcorp.com.

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