May 22, 2012 ASDNews Source : CACI International Inc.
The Wexford Group International, a wholly owned company of CACI International Inc (NYSE: CACI), announced today that it has been selected by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM) as one of five prime contractors to support the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization's (JIEDDO) Operations Support (OPS) Services contract. With a ceiling value of $900 million, this five-year (two base years plus three one-year options) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract positions CACI to accelerate its growth in integrated security solutions. This contract was awarded in the second quarter of CACI's 2012 fiscal year which ended December 31, 2011.
JIEDDO leads the Department of Defense's global efforts to counter improvised explosive devices (IEDs) as weapons of strategic influence. IEDs have become the weapon of choice for an overlapping consortium of illicit networks spanning the entire threat continuum, from criminal gangs to terrorists with global reach. The OPS contract provides operational support services to address the counter-IED requirements of combat commanders and troops, delivering rapid, effective solutions designed to disrupt the enemy's effectiveness.
CACI's JIEDDO awards demonstrate its position as a premier, global counter-IED company. The Wexford Group, acquired by CACI in 2007, has worked with JIEDDO and its predecessor organizations since 2003. In addition to the OPS award, CACI supports JIEDDO through multiple task orders on the $494 million Comprehensive Support Services contract, awarded in August 2009.
Dan Allen, CACI President of U.S. Operations, said, "We have a long and successful history of directly supporting our nation's troops through the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization. With the Operations Support Services contract, CACI will continue to leverage our cross-discipline expertise in integrated security solutions to aid JIEDDO in its vital strategy to defeat IEDs."
Paul Cofoni, CACI President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Countering IEDs is a key component of the Department of Defense's counter-terrorism and irregular warfare mission. Through JIEDDO's OPS contract, CACI demonstrates our continued commitment to providing leading-edge solutions that directly align with our nation's highest priorities for military support."