ARLINGTON, Va., 5 April 2005. CACI International Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a $27 million prime contract by the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) to support battle command training for U.S. Army Reserve units.
The contract was awarded under the indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity Operations, Planning, Training, and Resource Support Services (OPTARSS) contract, a $650 million, multiple-award vehicle for which CACI is one of the prime contractors.
With one base and four option years, the battle command training award calls for CACI's team to provide training and related technology support for wargaming simulations at a number of locations throughout the United States. The award increases the services CACI is providing the U.S. Army under the OPTARSS contract and expands the company's core systems integration line of business. CACI previously announced the OPTARSS contract, with an estimated value to the company of more than $100 million, in March 2003.
FORSCOM, headquartered at Fort McPherson, Ga., trains, mobilizes, and deploys combat-ready forces worldwide. Under its Battle Command Staff Training program, FORSCOM conducts training exercises that help ensure Army Reserve units are prepared and ready for mobilization and deployment.
CACI's team will assist FORSCOM by providing comprehensive training and information technology support for wargaming simulations. This includes programming the simulations and providing related database maintenance, as well as preparing and training Reserve personnel in the simulations' use. CACI will also support computer-driven simulation exercises for all Army units and other governmental agencies, as well as provide similar services for the Army Battle Command Systems, a network of applications that delivers warfighting data to command centers and commanders in the field.
CACI's selection as prime, with Advanced Systems Technology, Inc. as subcontractor, provides a number of benefits to the Army. Since members of the CACI team are already providing this support for FORSCOM, there will be virtually no interruption in service, and the knowledge and expertise they bring will ensure continued high-quality service. Moreover, CACI's ability to quickly field experienced teams is critical to ensuring the high operating levels and robust training efforts that FORSCOM currently supports.
CACI Chairman, President, and CEO Dr. J.P. (Jack) London said, "CACI's Battle Command Training contract award demonstrates our company's commitment to training and support for the U.S. Army Forces Command and America's Army Reserve. It shows we are competing very successfully under the Operations, Planning, Training, and Resource Support Services contract and can provide proven solutions in operational areas that will continue to bring high value to the Army and ensure military readiness."
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