SOURCE: AMERICAN SYSTEMS

AMERICAN SYSTEMS

October 05, 2009 09:05 ET

AMERICAN SYSTEMS Awarded Department of the Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization Support Contract Worth up to $140 Million

Solutions Provider to Train and Provide Technical Assistance for U.S. Allied Military and Foreign Defense Personnel Worldwide

CHANTILLY, VA--(Marketwire - October 5, 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 $140 million to provide training services and technical assistance in support of the U.S. Army's Security Assistance Training Management Organization (SATMO).

"Thorough security training is a critical foundation for soldiers and civilians to accomplish operational missions abroad," said William C. Hoover, president and CEO, AMERICAN SYSTEMS. "With our track record of providing adaptive, sustainable and proven training technologies and processes, AMERICAN SYSTEMS is well-suited to partner with the U.S. Army to deliver rigorous technical and security assistance in support of the U.S. and our allies."

SATMO deploys Army Security Assistance Teams (SATs) to support overseas Security Assistance Organization (SAO) training objectives. Specifically, the Organization forms, prepares, deploys, sustains and redeploys SATs composed of nearly 800 soldiers and civilians to more than 60 countries each year to assist host nations in achieving training goals and to further U.S. foreign policy objectives.

Under the terms of the contract, AMERICAN SYSTEMS will compete for task orders to provide training and technical assistance overseas in support of geographically aligned Combatant Commanders Security Cooperation Strategies, U.S. foreign policy and the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). The company will support SATMO SATs in any U.S. Army field required using various Department of Defense (DoD) and U.S. Army regulations, policies, procedures and approved training materials.

Work under the contract, which has a 12-month base period and four 12-month option periods, will be performed at military locations worldwide. The base period of performance is from September 28, 2009 through September 27, 2010.

About AMERICAN SYSTEMS

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: www.AmericanSystems.com.

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