Jacobs wins $565 million Army support contract

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., Tullahoma, Tenn., won a U.S. Army contract to provide support services for automation, data and voice communications, visual information, and records management to the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala., the company announced May 14. The 10-year contract has a value of $565 million.

The contracting agency is the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command. Jacobs has two partners: Computing Technologies Inc., Fairfax, Va. and Erica Lane Enterprises Inc., Huntsville.

The team's workforce will consist of about 550 people and will provide services in enterprise management, systems technology, applications technology, visual information products, operations support, general technical support, emergency operations and IT training.

"This contract award signifies an important expansion for us as we continue to grow into the IT market," said Richard Slater, executive vice president of Jacobs.

The contract was won through Jacobs Sverdrup, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jacobs that specializes in engineering and technical services. Jacobs Engineering itself is an engineering, architecture and construction firm. It employs approximately 30,000 people.

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