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News Article | May 4, 2017
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Under the delivery order, Leidos will support the operation and maintenance of DTRA's MDS and NWP. This includes providing targeted research and development to identify and implement state-of-the-art techniques for improving environmental data used in DTRA's atmospheric transport and dispersion models for weapons of mass destruction and CBRNE accidental release predictions. Leidos will also provide improvements to the weather data collection and dissemination of weather products to DTRA's customers. "The Leidos team brings expertise in meteorology, developmental research, software engineering and system development to modernize and maintain DTRA's operational systems and weather product applications," said Leidos Group President, Mike Chagnon. "We are proud to support DTRA's critical CBRNE mission." Leidos is a global science and technology solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $7.04 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2016. 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 the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 30, 2016, 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. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/defense-threat-reduction-agency-awards-leidos-13-million-contract-300451473.html


News Article | May 4, 2017
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Revenues for the quarter were $2.58 billion, compared to $1.31 billion in the prior year quarter. The current quarter increase was primarily due to $1.36 billion of revenue attributable to the Information Systems & Global Solutions business ("IS&GS Business") acquired from Lockheed Martin during the third quarter of fiscal year 2016, partially offset by the impact of the fiscal 2016 divestiture of our heavy construction business. Operating income from continuing operations for the quarter was $141 million, compared to $89 million in the prior year quarter. Operating margin decreased to 5.5% from 6.8% in the prior year quarter, as the current quarter included $69 million of amortization of intangible assets and $13 million of restructuring charges related to the acquisition of the IS&GS Business, as well as $19 million of acquisition and integration costs, compared to $9 million in the prior year quarter. Excluding these items, non-GAAP operating margin increased to 9.4% from 7.5% in the prior year quarter, reflecting successful cost reduction actions, as well as strong program performance, across all of our businesses. Diluted earnings per share ("EPS") attributable to Leidos common stockholders for the quarter was $0.47, compared to $0.72 in the prior year quarter. Excluding the items mentioned above, non-GAAP diluted EPS for the quarter was $0.88, compared to $0.77 in the prior year quarter. The weighted average diluted share count for the quarter was 153 million, up from 74 million in the prior year quarter due to the issuance of approximately 77 million shares of Leidos common stock to participating Lockheed Martin stockholders in connection with the acquisition of the IS&GS Business. Defense Solutions revenues for the quarter of $1,294 million increased by $514 million, or 66%, compared to the prior year quarter. The revenue growth was primarily attributable to contracts acquired through the acquisition of the IS&GS Business and growth in airborne programs, partially offset by reduced scope and completion of certain contracts. Defense Solutions operating income margin for the quarter was 6.1%, compared to 9.1% in the prior year quarter. On a non-GAAP basis, operating margin for the quarter was 7.3%, compared to 9.1% in the prior year quarter, primarily due to charges taken on a fixed price program. Civil revenues for the quarter of $842 million increased by $481 million, or 133%, compared to the prior year quarter. The revenue increase is primarily attributable to contracts acquired through the acquisition of the IS&GS Business, partially offset by the divestiture of the heavy construction business in fiscal 2016 and a decrease in the commercial energy services business. Civil operating income margin for the quarter was 6.4%, compared to 6.1% in the prior year quarter. On a non-GAAP basis, operating income margin for the quarter was 10.5%, compared to 6.4% in the prior year quarter, reflecting lower indirect costs and timing of security products. Health revenues for the quarter of $443 million increased by $272 million, or 159%, compared to the prior year quarter. The revenue increase is primarily attributable to contracts acquired through the acquisition of the IS&GS Business and growth in our federal health business, partially offset by lower revenues from our commercial health business. Health operating income margin for the quarter was 10.6%, compared to 9.4% in the prior year quarter. On a non-GAAP basis, operating margin for the quarter was 14.9%, compared to 9.4% in the prior year quarter, reflecting lower indirect costs and strong performance on certain contracts. Cash flows used in operating activities of continuing operations for the quarter were $88 million compared to $14 million in the prior year quarter. The higher operating net cash outflows were primarily due to the timing of billing and collections activities, as well as higher payments for restructuring, integration and interest expenses, partially offset by lower tax payments. Cash flows used in investing activities of continuing operations for the quarter were $5 million compared to $1 million in the prior year quarter. The $4 million difference was primarily due to increased payments for purchases of property, plant and equipment. Cash flows used in financing activities of continuing operations for the quarter were $77 million compared to $31 million in the prior year quarter. The higher financing cash outflows were primarily due to increased dividend payments and repayments of long-term debt. As of March 31, 2017, the Company had $206 million in cash and cash equivalents and $3.3 billion of debt. Net business bookings totaled $1.7 billion in the quarter, representing a book-to-bill ratio of 0.7. The Company's backlog of signed business orders at the end of the quarter was $16.9 billion, of which $4.9 billion was funded. The Company affirms previously issued fiscal year 2017 guidance, which is based on a 12-month period from December 31, 2016, to December 29, 2017, as follows: Fiscal year 2017 guidance excludes the impact of any future acquisitions, divestitures and other non-ordinary course items. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share excludes amortization of acquired intangible assets, impairment charges, restructuring expenses, acquisition and integration related costs, gains and losses on disposal of assets and businesses and adjustments to the income tax provision to reflect non-GAAP exclusions. See Leidos' non-GAAP financial measures and the related reconciliation included elsewhere in this release. Leidos management will discuss operations and financial results in an earnings conference call beginning at 8 A.M. eastern time on May 4, 2017. Analysts and institutional investors may participate by dialing +1 (877) 869-3847 (U.S. dial-in) or +1 (201) 689-8261 (international dial-in). A live audio broadcast of the conference call along with a supplemental presentation will be available to the public through links on the Leidos Investor Relations website ( ). After the call concludes, an audio replay can be accessed on the Leidos Investor Relations website or by dialing +1 (877) 660-6853 (toll-free U.S.) or +1 (201) 612-7415 (international) and entering conference ID 13658923. Leidos is a global science and technology solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $7.04 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2016. Certain statements in this release contain or are based on "forward-looking" information within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by words such as "expects," "intends," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "guidance" and similar words or phrases. Forward-looking statements in this release include, among others, estimates of future revenues, EBITDA margins, operating income, earnings, earnings per share, charges, backlog, outstanding shares and cash flows, as well as statements about future dividends, share repurchases, acquisitions and dispositions. These statements reflect our belief and assumptions as to future events that may not prove to be accurate. Actual performance and results may differ materially from the guidance and other forward-looking statements made in this release depending on a variety of factors, including: changes to our reputation and relationships with government agencies, developments in the U.S. Government defense budget, including budget reductions, implementation of spending cuts (sequestration) or changes in budgetary priorities; delays in the U.S. Government budget process; delays in the U.S. Government contract procurement process or the award of contracts; delays or loss of contracts as a result of competitor protests; changes in U.S. Government procurement rules, regulations and practices; changes in interest rates and other market factors out of our control; our compliance with various U.S. Government and other government procurement rules and regulations; governmental reviews, audits and investigations of our Company; our ability to effectively compete for and win contracts with the U.S. Government and other customers; our ability to attract, train and retain skilled employees, including our management team, and to obtain security clearances for our employees; factors relating to the transaction with Lockheed Martin, including, tax treatment; the possibility that we may be unable to achieve expected synergies and operating efficiencies within the expected time-frames or at all, the integration of the acquired Information Systems & Global Solutions business being more difficult, time-consuming or costly than expected; the effect of any changes resulting from the transaction in customer, supplier and other business relationships; general market perception of the transaction and exposure to lawsuits and contingencies associated with the Information Systems & Global Solutions business; the mix of our contracts and our ability to accurately estimate costs associated with our firm-fixed-price and other contracts; our ability to realize as revenues the full amount of our backlog; cybersecurity, data security or other security threats, systems failures or other disruptions of our business; resolution of legal and other disputes with our customers and others or legal or regulatory compliance issues; our ability to effectively acquire businesses and make investments; our ability to maintain relationships with prime contractors, subcontractors and joint venture partners; our ability to manage performance and other risks related to customer contracts, including complex engineering projects; the failure of our inspection or detection systems to detect threats; the adequacy of our insurance programs designed to protect us from significant product or other liability claims; our ability to manage risks associated with our international business; our ability to declare future dividends based on our earnings, financial condition, capital requirements and other factors, including compliance with applicable laws and contractual agreements; and our ability to execute our business plan and long-term management initiatives effectively and to overcome these and other known and unknown risks that we face. These are only some of the factors that may affect the forward-looking statements contained in this release. For further information concerning risks and uncertainties associated with our business, please refer to the filings we make from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including the "Risk Factors," "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and "Legal Proceedings" sections of our latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, all of which may be viewed or obtained through the Investor Relations section of our website at . All information in this release is as of May 4, 2017. The Company expressly disclaims any duty to update the guidance or any other forward-looking statement provided in this release to reflect subsequent events, actual results or changes in the Company's expectations. The Company also disclaims any duty to comment upon or correct information that may be contained in reports published by investment analysts or others. LEIDOS HOLDINGS, INC. UNAUDITED NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (in millions, except per share amounts) The Company uses and refers to non-GAAP operating income, adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP income from continuing operations and non-GAAP EPS from continuing operations, which are not measures of financial performance under generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S. ("GAAP") and, accordingly, these measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the comparable GAAP measures and should be read in conjunction with the Company's consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. Management believes that these non-GAAP measures provide another measure of the Company's results of operations and financial condition, including its ability to comply with financial covenants. These non-GAAP measures are frequently used by financial analysts covering Leidos and its peers. The Company's computation of its non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies, thus limiting their use for comparability. Non-GAAP operating income is computed by excluding the following items from income from continuing operations: (i) other income, net; (ii) interest expense; (iii) interest income; (iv) income tax expense adjusted to reflect non-GAAP adjustments; and (v) the following discrete items: Non-GAAP income from continuing operations is computed by excluding the discrete items as identified above from income from continuing operations and adjusting income tax expense for the effect of such exclusions. Non-GAAP operating margin is computed by dividing non-GAAP operating income by revenue. Adjusted EBITDA is computed by excluding the following items from income from continuing operations, before income taxes: (i) discrete items as identified above; (ii) interest expense; (iii) interest income; and (iv) depreciation expense. Adjusted EBITDA margin is computed by dividing adjusted EBITDA by revenue. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/leidos-holdings-inc-reports-first-quarter-fiscal-year-2017-results-300451145.html


"Leidos has demonstrated innovative technical expertise and guidance for DCGS-N since the program's inception more than ten years ago," said Leidos Defense & Intelligence President Tim Reardon. "We look forward to applying our integrated multi-service systems engineering approach to provide SPAWAR the best solutions to remain interoperable with other service DCGS FoS." Leidos is a global science and technology solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $7.04 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2016. 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 the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 30, 2016, 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. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/leidos-awarded-distributed-common-ground-system--navy-prime-technical-support-contract-300460703.html


News Article | May 18, 2017
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Leidos was ranked 31 on the 2017 list of top 50 companies, compared to its ranking of 36 on the 2016 inaugural list of 40 companies. The honor highlights the company's dedication to developing an enriching environment for employees who are inspired to create innovative technology solutions that solve the toughest challenges facing the modern world. Employees are encouraged to grow their skills through Leidos' Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), build relationships through Employee Resource Groups (ERG) that highlight the diversity of thought across the company, and to collaborate and interact via the company intranet so that every employee, regardless of location, is fully engaged and valued. "We attract and retain the brightest minds in highly competitive fields like science, information technology and engineering because our employees are empowered to do good work that makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient," said Leidos Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Roger Krone. "I'm incredibly proud for Leidos to once again make a list that highlights our company culture and talented employees." Leidos is a global science and technology solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $7.04 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2016. 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 the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 30, 2016, 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. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/leidos-ranked-among-linkedins-top-companies-for-attracting-and-retaining-talent-300460027.html


News Article | May 15, 2017
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"Meghan is a true role model at the company -- she is an active mentor, experienced professional and supportive manager," said Doreen Harwood, Leidos senior vice president, Cyber & SIGINT Solutions, and former Women in Technology nominee. "This award underscores her dedication to mentoring and passion for the industry." WIT is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of advancing women in technology—from the classroom to the boardroom—by providing advocacy, leadership development, networking, mentoring and technology education. With nearly 1000 members in the Washington, D.C. area, WIT strives to meet its vision of being the premier organization empowering women to be architects of change in the technology industry. Leidos is a global science and technology solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $7.04 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2016. 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 the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended January 1, 2016, 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. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/leidos-meghan-good-honored-at-18th-annual-women-in-technology-leadership-awards-300457678.html


News Article | May 15, 2017
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"This contract award represents the continuation of more than 13 years of Leidos support to the Transportation Security Administration and its more than 440 CONUS and OCONUS airport locations," said Leidos Civil Group President Angie Heise. "The TSA's mission is vital to protecting the nation's transportation systems and ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce. Our dedicated team remains ready to support this critical citizen solution." Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $7.04 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2016. 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 the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 30, 2016, 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. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/leidos-to-provide-hazmat-services-at-federalized-airports-300456469.html


"Nevin's proven track record of driving growth and cultivating innovation make him a natural fit for the AUVSI board," said Leidos Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Roger Krone. "His experience and expertise will ensure that unmanned technology continues to augment and assist our armed forces with their critical missions." AUVSI is the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics. It represents more than 7,500 members from more than 60 countries who are involved in the fields of government, industry and academia. AUVSI members work in the defense, civil and commercial markets. Leidos is a global science and technology solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $7.04 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2016. 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 the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 30, 2016, 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. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/leidos-executive-nevin-carr-appointed-to-association-for-unmanned-vehicle-systems-international-board-of-directors-300456293.html


News Article | May 12, 2017
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RESTON, Va., May 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LDOS) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.32 per outstanding share of common stock.  The cash dividend is payable on June 30, 2017 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on June 15, 2017. About Leidos Leidos is a global science and technology solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $7.04 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2016. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.  


Soldner currently manages a staff of consultants, methodologists and data scientists that provide data-driven insights to senior government management in the Intelligence Community to improve the intelligence analysis that is provided to senior national security policy makers. He has 30 years of program management experience, including creating both technical and creative learning solutions for Special Access Required customers, the Director of National Intelligence, and National Aeronautical Space Administration  Johnson Space Center. He holds a bachelor's and master's degree in aeronautical/astronautical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master of business administration in finance and business policy from the University of Chicago. "This well-deserved award highlights Leidos' strong engineering talent and expertise," said Leidos Chief Technology Officer, John Fratamico. "Art and John are true assets to our organization and exemplify the strong leadership and technical skill we rely on to deliver critical programs and support to our customers." Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $7.04 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2016. 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 the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 30, 2016, 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. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/leidos-employees-honored-with-2017-aerospace-distinguished-alumnus-award-by-university-of-illinois-300454668.html


Grant
Agency: Department of Energy | Branch: | Program: STTR | Phase: Phase II | Award Amount: 1.00M | Year: 2015

"High brightness and high average power Free Electron Lasers known as x-ray FELs, developed by DOE, are intently desired by the scientific community for their unique capabilities and for the opportunities they enable in the medical and biological sciences, such as imaging biological molecules or chemical reactions. Beam optics codes (particularly Particle-in-Cell codes) couple non-uniformity and surface structure to current and emittance in a complex manner and are the de facto tool of choice in device design, but such codes neglect time-dependent contributions to the emission current due to the difficulty of accounting for multiple scattering events on the emission distribution. Such a limitation undermines device design, degrades predictions of performance via simulation, and impairs the ability to account for mechanisms (performance degraders) that can lead to real damage to the larger device (like particle ejection from the beam core, or “halo”). General statement of how this problem is being addressed: An improved simulation capability is proposed that bridges the gap between current capability and that needed to capture the effects needed in simulation to have a predictive capability. New physics models proposed captures the time- dependent (delayed) emission of the photoemission process, as well as the effect of sub-micron geometrical features that have a great effect on intrinsic emittance, which up to now has been predicted within a factor of two from the simulation codes. The new emission models will be joined with a comprehensive of emission physics models already in the MICHELLE code, which includes thermal-field, thermionic, and semiconductor secondary emission models, including the effect of surface roughness, crystal face orientation (leading to variations in work function, etc.), laser irradiance variations, and laser jitter. The effort will package all these models together for application in the MICHELLE code and for use in other beam optics modeling codes. What is to be done in Phase I? Phase I will develop the first generation of the photoemission time-dependent (delayed) emission models. The software architecture will be developed to prototype the combining of all emission models into a central framework and be a stand-alone, separable software entity. That framework will add in the new time-dependent model. The framework will then be implemented into the MICHELLE beam-optics code, and the result tested against other codes. Functioning software will be made available to beta testers and researchers in the DOE community to model high-brightness sources. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: The application of the DOE future synchrotron light sources and free electron lasers has a very significant benefit to mankind. In the sciences, imaging biological molecules or chemical reactions or even viruses requires a photon flux intensity sufficiently high that the molecules or structures can be “seen” before the sample is destroyed by the energy flux. The structures of man-made nanoscale objects, other molecules, and even that of atoms may be resolved by free electron lasers capable of imaging sub-nanometer regions with sub-picosecond time resolutions. Conventional synchrotron x-ray sources fall short of the requirements because of time resolution limits. Specific examples include resolving ultrafast biochemistry, time-resolved spectroscopy of correlated electron materials, magnetization dynamics, and imaging chemical reactions. High brightness, high rep-rate photocathode sources are likewise one of the two technologies requiring improvement (the other being mirrors) to enable high performance FELs desired by directed energy applications, such as the Navy's Innovative Naval Prototype Free Electron Laser. This effort specifically targets the development of the next generation of such machine by developing a predictive modeling and simulation capability for the electron beam sources. If the project is carried over to Phase II or Phase III, this new capability will be widely available by the software framework to be developed that will fit into many beam optics codes to model such devices. "

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