FALLS CHURCH, Va. (Dec. 18, 2006) – The United States Army has awarded a contract for management of translation and interpretation services in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) to Global Linguistic Solutions LLC (GLS), a joint venture formed by DynCorp International (NYSE:DCP) and McNeil Technologies. The five-year contract, with a maximum value of $4.645 billion, was awarded by the Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM). Full contract performance will begin in March 2007.
Under the contract, GLS will provide foreign-language interpretation and translation services to the United States Army and other U.S. government agencies supporting OIF, including embedded Iraqi translators who will operate with U.S. forces. GLS will employ up to 6,000 locally-hired translators and up to 1,000 United States citizens with security clearances who are native speakers of languages spoken in Iraq.
DynCorp International (DI) and McNeil Technologies (McNeil) have combined their core competencies through GLS to offer INSCOM an innovative management-services solution for its linguist program. DI has a sixty-year history supporting and sustaining large-scale personnel deployments in high-threat zones, including its current experience in recruiting and sustaining 2,500 employees, including linguists, in Iraq.
McNeil has 21 years’ experience in recruiting, deploying, and sustaining linguists, including in Iraq. It possesses unique language research, development, and testing capabilities in less-commonly taught languages, including all languages required by the contract. McNeil also conceived-and then helped design, implement, and operate- Federal Deployment Centers at Ft. Belvoir and Kuwait City, which deployed more than 10,000 individuals to support the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq.
DynCorp International is the managing partner of GLS with a 51% ownership interest. The president of GLS, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. (Ret.) James “Spider” Marks, has broad experience in managing large, complex personnel deployments and sustainment operations-including linguists-in high-threat environments. He was responsible for the Iraq Language Program in 2003 as the chief of intelligence for the Coalition Forces Land Component Command (CFLCC). He will be assisted by GLS Vice President Michael Simone, former commandant of the Defense Language Institute.
“The ability to communicate effectively with the Iraqi people is critical to a successful outcome in Iraq, and we are very aware of the trust that has been placed in us,” said DynCorp International CEO Herbert J. Lanese. “McNeil and DynCorp International are a formidable team to carry out this mission. Our two companies have strong track records in supporting our armed forces, and we have combined our capabilities in a way that will give our troops the mission support they need.”
About DynCorp International
DynCorp International is a provider of specialized mission-critical outsourced technical services to civilian and military government agencies with specific global expertise in law enforcement training and support, security services, base operations, aviation services, and operations and logistics support. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., DynCorp International has approximately 14,000 employees worldwide. For more information, visit www.dyn-intl.com.
About McNeil Technologies
McNeil Technologies, Inc. established a strong presence within the Department of Defense (DOD) and the intelligence community through its four primary business centers: Intelligence and Languages, Information Management, Security, and Program Management. McNeil’s headquarters is Springfield, Virginia, with additional offices throughout the National Capital Region, across the United States, and eight overseas locations. Approximately 88 percent of its 1,300 employees possess security clearances. For more information, visit www.mcneiltech.com.