QinetiQ tapped for Marine Corps' battlefield logistics programs

Three-year contract has a maximum value of $17.4 million.

QinetiQ North America will provide a wide range of support services to the Marine Corps under a three-year contract that has a maximum value of $17.4 million.

The prime contract was awarded to QinetiQ North America’s Systems Engineering Group by the Marine Corps Systems Command Acquisition Center for Support Services under the Commercial Enterprise Omnibus Support Services Engineering and Scientific domain.

The contract calls for QinetiQ NA to provide a wide range of services to the MCSC’s Program Manager for Autonomic Logistics.

The Autonomic Logistics family of systems provides commanders with critical asset information to maximize warfighters’ support and replenishment activity, QinetiQ officials said.

The systems will enable the service's ground tactical equipment, such as Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, to individually monitor and report health and logistics needs to key decision-makers on the battlefield and elsewhere.

It also will provide an operational asset monitoring and reporting capability, supporting the Defense Department’s Sense and Respond initiative.

As the prime contractor, QinetiQ North America will provide engineering, programmatic, information assurance, test and evaluation services.

The contractor also will provide logistics, configuration management and financial support for Embedded Platform Logistics Systems; the Electronic Maintenance Support System; and the Autonomic Logistics program.

QinetiQ North America, of McLean, Va., ranks No. 34 on Washington Technology’s 2009 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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