ABM Secures Government Contracts in Iraq and Qatar
ABM Government Services Awarded Two Linguist Task Orders by Department of Defense under DLITE Contract
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ABM
In 2011, as the demand for foreign language services began to exceed the Armed Forces' ability to deliver them through its military-trained linguists, the United States Department of Defense (DOD) selected six contractors to compete for task orders under the five-year DLITE contract to meet the growing demand. Under the DLITE program, ABM has the opportunity to provide translation, interpretation and related language services to U.S. service personnel engaged in humanitarian, peacekeeping, contingency and combat operations around the globe.
On January 4, ABM Government Services was awarded a three-year task order totaling approximately $35 million to provide linguists support to the Department of Defense Intelligence Command (INSCOM) and Defense Security Cooperation Agency's Office of Security and Cooperation Iraq (OSC-I). ABM will operate from the Baghdad office from which it will manage approximately 200 linguists.
Additionally, on January 11, ABM Government Services was awarded a three-year task order totaling approximately $12 million to provide linguists support to the Department of Defense Air Force Office of Special Investigation (AFOSI). The ABM office will be located in Qatar and will support 27 linguists in 10 countries in the region.
"We are proud to be supporting these geo-strategic and historically significant Department of Defense operations," said Les Cunningham, president of ABM Government Services. "ABM continues to leverage our extensive Government experience to provide critical language and communications needs for our U.S. troops around the globe."
ABM Government Services provides an extensive set of mission critical and other services designed to address the unique needs and specific challenges of the military and other government agencies providing mission support services. ABM Government Services' range of services includes, among others, integrated facility management services; military base operations; leadership development; education and training; energy efficiency management; medical support services; and construction management.
ABM (NYS: ABM) is a leading provider of integrated facility solutions. Thousands of commercial, industrial, government and retail clients outsource their non-core functions to ABM for consistent quality service that meets their specialized facility needs. ABM's comprehensive capabilities include expansive facility services, energy solutions, commercial cleaning, maintenance and repair, HVAC, electrical, landscaping, parking and security, provided through stand-alone or integrated solutions. With more than $4 billion in revenues and 100,000-plus employees deployed throughout the United States and various international locations, ABM delivers custom facility solutions to meet the unique client requirements of multiple industries -- ranging from healthcare, government and education to high-tech, aviation and manufacturing. ABM leverages its breadth of services, deep industry expertise and technology-enabled workforce to preserve and build value for clients' physical assets. ABM Industries Incorporated, which operates through its subsidiaries, was founded in 1909. For more information, visit www.abm.com.
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