CACI to support DOD disaster management efforts

Five-year contract has a ceiling value of $47 million

CACI International Inc. will continue to provide management support and other services to the Defense Department’s Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance under a five-year contract with a ceiling value of $47 million.

The COE-DMHA contract continues CACI’s work in supporting the center’s mission of educating, training, conducting research, and assisting in responding to natural and manmade disasters in the Asia Pacific region.

CACI will supply a wide array of support, including research and concept development; education projects; training; and international disaster preparedness, mitigation, management and response. It also will support efforts aimed at humanitarian assistance and management of the consequences of terrorism.

The effort is closely integrated with CACI’s capabilities in smart power - the integration of the “soft power”" of development and diplomacy with the “hard power” of military strength, company officials explained.

The COE-DMHA enhances civil-military and interagency coordination through the research and development of concepts that educate and train partner nations in international disaster management and humanitarian assistance operations.

The Center seeks contract services to establish and sustain partnerships with such U.S. and international partners as USAID and its Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, and Defense Department and civilian organizations.

CACI has worked with COE-DMHA in relief efforts ranging from support during the 2004 Indonesia tsunami, to the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan and the 2006 mudslide in the Philippines, the officials said.

CACI International, of Arlington, Va., ranks No. 20 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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