September 28, 2009 08:04 ET

AMERICAN SYSTEMS Awarded Department of the Army Defense Forensic Enterprise System (DFES) Contract Worth up to $145 Million

Solutions Provider to Help Synchronize and Execute Military Forensic Initiatives Worldwide

CHANTILLY, VA--(Marketwire - September 28, 2009) - AMERICAN SYSTEMS, an IT solutions provider and one of the top 100 employee-owned companies in the U.S., today announced it was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) multiple award task order contract (MATOC) valued at up to $145 million to provide forensic services in support of the Department of the Army's Defense Forensic Enterprise System (DFES).

"Our team's extensive background in forensic science, coupled with AMERICAN SYSTEMS' 30-plus years of experience in the government IT space, provides us with a clear value proposition to support the Department of Defense's needs for this critical work," said William C. Hoover, president and CEO, AMERICAN SYSTEMS. "We are proud to be a part of this global effort to coordinate forensic intelligence operations across the full spectrum of military operations, including supporting legal, medical, intelligence and warfighting functions."

The goal of the DFES is to more centrally manage, integrate and coordinate forensic science activities across the Services for criminal investigation and warfighter operations, as well as to serve homeland security functions. In support of the DFES's mission, AMERICAN SYSTEMS and its teammates will provide research, technical, operational and analytical services for the four principal organizations within the Army: the Office of the Provost Marshal General (OPMG), United States Army Military Police School (USAMPS), the Criminal Investigation Division Command (CIDC), and the United States Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory (USACIL).

Under the terms of the contract, AMERICAN SYSTEMS will compete for task orders to support the forensic disciplines of nuclear DNA, serology, forensic anthropology, digital evidence, forensic toxicology and forensic pathology, among others.

Specifically, the company's work will support forensics related to:

--  Police intelligence operations,
--  Force modernization,
--  Criminal intelligence programs,
--  Medical examiner functions,
--  the Global War on Terrorism,
--  Nation building (such as the establishment of indigenous forensic
    services and training programs),
--  Analyses performed in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and
    explosive (CBRNE) environments, and
--  Homeland security applications transferring warfighter lessons learned
    to U.S. criminal investigations and counter-intelligence uses, among many
    other areas.

Work under the contract, which has a 12-month base period and four 12-month option periods, will be performed in Ft. Gillem, Ga. and Washington, D.C., and at other locations worldwide as necessary. The base period of performance is from September 21, 2009 through September 20, 2010.


Founded in 1975, AMERICAN SYSTEMS is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the United States, with approximately 1,300 employees nationwide. Based in the Washington, DC, suburb of Chantilly, VA, the company provides systems engineering, technical and managed services to government and enterprise customers. AMERICAN SYSTEMS was named to the Federal 100 list in 2009 for influencing how the government buys, uses and manages IT. For more information, please visit:

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