FALLS CHURCH, Va. (February 18, 2008) – TheU.S. Army has again awarded a contract for management oftranslation and interpretation services in support of OperationIraqi Freedom (OIF) to Global Linguist Solutions LLC (GLS).
The five-year contract, with a maximum value of $4.6 billion, wasawarded by the U.S. Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM). GLSis a joint venture of DynCorp International (NYSE:DCP) and McNeilTechnologies. DynCorp International owns a majority interest in thejoint venture and will consolidate GLS financial results on itsbooks.
This is the third time the Army has awarded this contract toGLS.
The incumbent protested the original award, made in December 2006,and the General Accountability Office (GAO) sustained the protest.The U.S. Army INSCOM subsequently issued a revised Request forProposal to which GLS responded.
The Army awarded the contract to GLS a second time in December2007. After a second protest by the incumbent, the Army announcedthat it would take “corrective action” including conducting a newevaluation of offerors’ cost proposals and a re-evaluation ofofferors’ past performance, and make a new award decision. INSCOMcompleted this process and, on February 15, 2008, selected GLS forthe award a third time.
Under the contract, GLS will provide foreign-languageinterpretation and translation services to the U.S. Army and otherU.S. government agencies supporting OIF, including embedded Iraqitranslators who operate with U.S. forces. GLS will employ up to6,000 locally hired translators and up to 1,000 U. S. citizens withsecurity clearances who are native speakers of languages spoken inIraq.
GLS combines the core competencies of DynCorp International andMcNeil Technologies to offer INSCOM an innovativemanagement-services solution for its linguist program. DI has a60-year history supporting and sustaining large-scale personneldeployments in high-threat zones, and includes its currentexperience in recruiting and sustaining 2,500 employees, includinglinguists, in Iraq. McNeil Technologies has 21 years’ experience inrecruiting, deploying, and sustaining linguists, including in Iraq.It possesses unique language research, development, and testingcapabilities in less-commonly taught languages, including alllanguages required by the contract.
About DynCorp International
DynCorp International (NYSE:DCP) is a provider of specializedmission-critical services to civilian and military governmentagencies worldwide, and operates major programs in law enforcementtraining and support, security services, base operations, aviationservices, contingency operations, and logistics support.Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., DynCorp International hasapproximately 15,000 employees worldwide. For more information,visit www.dyn-intl.com.
About McNeil Technologies
McNeil Technologies, Inc. established a strong presence within theDepartment of Defense and the intelligence community through itsfour primary business centers: Intelligence and Languages,Information Management, Security, and Program Management. McNeil’sheadquarters is Springfield, Va., with additional officesthroughout the National Capital Region, across the United States,and eight overseas locations. Approximately 88 percent of its 1,300employees possess security clearances. For more information, visitwww.mcneiltech.com.