American Systems to provide professional engineering services for DASD(DT&E)

11 September 2016 (Last Updated September 11th, 2016 18:30)

The US Department of Defense’s Washington Headquarters Services (WHS) has awarded a $52m contract to American Systems to continue to provide professional engineering services.

The US Department of Defense’s Washington Headquarters Services (WHS) has awarded a $52m contract to American Systems to continue to provide professional engineering services.

Awarded under the General Services Administration's One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) contract vehicle, the contract comes with a base period of performance and four option years.

The services will support the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Developmental Test and Evaluation (DASD(DT&E)) in managing workflow, tracking action items, and financial execution.

"The services will support the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Developmental Test and Evaluation (DASD(DT&E)) in managing workflow, tracking action items, and financial execution."

American Systems president and CEO Peter Smith said: "This contract award further validates our position as a leading provider of test and evaluation services and solutions.

"American Systems is proud to be able to continue our support of the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense."

Under the contract, American Systems will enable Warfare Area Staff Specialists to monitor, review, and assess the developmental test planning, programming, and execution activities of the approximately 150 major defence acquisition programme / major automated information system (MDAP/MAIS) under DASD (DT&E).

Additionally, the company’s services will support MDAP / MAIS acquisition programme managers and chief developmental testers to develop comprehensive and efficient test strategies.

Work under the contract will also seek to ensure MDAP/MAIS acquisition programmes deliver the data and assessments needed to support critical acquisition and engineering decisions, including the decisions to begin development and enter production.