QinetiQ upgrades Marine Corps' logistics system

Task order will improve the Marines' logistics chain-management program by replacing 40-year-old supply and maintenance IT systems.

QinetiQ North America has won a new three-year, $20 million task order to provide technical and other support services to the Marine Corps.

Under the award, QinetiQ NA will assist the Marine Corps Systems Command with logistics, engineering and administrative support for the Global Combat Support System - Marine Corps/Logistics Chain Management Increment 1 program, the primary technology enabler for the Marine Corps Logistics Modernization strategy, according to a March 7 QinetiQ announcement. 

The program is a modern, commercial off-the-shelf enterprise resource planning system that will allow warfighters to meet their missions while deployed. When fielded to a unit, operators will be able to execute supply and related maintenance actions. QinetiQ will replace four 40-year-old legacy supply and maintenance IT systems.

Future increments will enhance capabilities in warehousing, distribution, logistics planning, decision support, depot maintenance and integration, and will also include emerging technologies to improve asset visibility, the announcement said.

The task order was awarded under QinetiQ North America's Commercial Enterprise Omnibus Support Service (CEOss) contract.

QinetiQ Group PLC, of McLean, Va., ranks No. 43 on Washington Technology’s 2011 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors.