The Defense Intelligence Agency announced Aug. 5 it had selected 16 companies to provide military intelligence in support of the agency’s missions in a contract that could be worth as much as $17 billion over the next decade.

“This contract will provide worldwide coverage, support and assistance to the Defense Intelligence Agency by delivering timely, objective and cogent military intelligence to war fighters, defense planners and defense and national security policy makers,” the award announcement read.

The DIA is charged with providing intelligence about the military capabilities of foreign governments and non-state actors to policy makers and other members of the intelligence community.

The Solutions for Intelligence Analysis 3 program, which follows the Solutions for Intelligence Analysis 2, is how the DIA contracts for analytic and analysis expertise services support. As a classified solicitation, details about the initial request are hidden behind the NSA’s Acquisition Resource Center website.

According to the DIA, 29 offers were submitted. The 16 contracts provide for a base five-year period with another five option years.

The start date for the contracts was Aug. 5, with work expected to be complete Aug. 4, 2029.