Army taps Cubic for warfighter ed services

Cubic Defense Applications Inc. has won a one-year, $9.9 million contract from the Army to provide education services and other support to the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., the company announced today.

Under the contract, Cubic of San Diego will support the Combined Arms Center by enhancing knowledge, critical thinking abilities and decision-making skills of units and leaders involved in military operations.

The contract marks the first year of a five-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity deal possibly worth about $75 million.

In addition to Cubic, another contractor will receive awards under the program. The two companies will be eligible for four option years. A previous five-year contract brought the company $49.6 million.

The Combined Arms Center educates the Army's commissioned, warrant and noncommissioned officers.

As with its previous contract with the Army, Cubic's education services support includes development of traditional classroom curriculum. In some cases, Cubic employees who are retired military personnel teach courses, the company said.

Under the previous contract, Cubic was responsible for developing the Commander's Force Protection Handbook for anti-terrorism operations. The handbook, delivered in both hard copy and interactive CD-ROM versions, deals with vulnerabilities, prevention, reaction, consequence management and military support to civil authorities.

In addition, Cubic developed and executed major exercises for the Army, National Guard and civilian agencies with scenarios involving terrorist events and the threat of weapons of mass destruction. Cubic developed a complete training support package and the "train the trainer" courseware for weapons of mass destruction and terrorism events.

Cubic Defense Applications is the defense segment of Cubic Corp. also of San Diego.

Cubic has about 4,500 employees and annual sales of $559.6 million, according to Hoover's Online of Austin, Texas.

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William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

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