CACI International has received a multiple-award blanket purchase agreement (BPA) to provide training support for the US Department of Defense’s (DoD) Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO).
The BPA, issued by the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM) to four companies, has one base year and four one-year options, and a total estimated value of $408m, if all options are exercised.
Under the contract, the company will provide individual, collective and unit counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) training and training-related support for the Joint Center of Excellence’s (JCOE) Joint Counter IED Integration Training Programme (JCITP).
CACI chief operating officer and US Operations president John Mengucci said the counter-IED award further distinguishes the company as a premier provider of services and solutions in the asymmetric warfare business domain.
"With asymmetric warfare becoming more common, and the use of IEDs becoming more prevalent around the world, our government customers know they can count on CACI to help them combat this weapon of strategic influence," Mengucci said.
CACI president and chief executive officer Ken Asbury said: "CACI’s comprehensive, defined, and complete training solutions in C-IED work and other mission-critical areas help enhance workforce capabilities and help improve performance across the government."
The JCOE is JIEDDO’s premier organisation for the train-the-force line of operation and develops training capabilities to help US forces defeat the IED threat as a weapon of strategic influence.
Specifically, the organisation facilitates individual, collective and unit C-IED training. It also facilitates the development and use of new tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP), while offering a venue for training and support for the experimentation and testing of emerging C-IED equipment and concepts.
Image: US soldiers examine evidence at an IED training site at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, US. Photo: courtesy of JIEDDO.