L-3 Selects IBM for Special Operations Command Logistics Support Contract Team
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 16, 2008--L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) announced today that it has selected IBM Global Business Services (NYSE: IBM) as a partner in its plan to retain its logistics support contract with the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). L-3 has successfully supported the Special Operations Forces Support Activity (SOFSA) as the prime contractor for the past 20 years, providing logistics support for USSOCOM, its component commands, selected Department of Defense customers and designated government agencies. The next multi-billion dollar contract is expected to be awarded by the end of 2008 and would extend the program through 2018.
"L-3's ability to deliver robust, critical support and solutions, combined with IBM's expertise in state-of-the-art enterprise management architectures, will ensure our Special Operations' warfighters continue to receive the support they need over the next decade," said Ed Gloviak, senior vice president of Special Programs and Services for L-3 Integrated Systems, which oversees the program.
"IBM is pleased to join the L-3 team and support this important program. We have a lengthy history serving U.S. government clients, helping organizations tackle complex challenges by integrating technology with expertise, services, research, and innovative hardware and software capabilities," said David Amoriell, vice president and general manager, IBM Global Services, Federal Industry. "As SOFSA evolves we see an opportunity to leverage technology in new ways that can significantly increase information accessibility and responsiveness for the warfighter."
L-3 Integrated Systems (L-3 IS) develops and integrates defense and commercial technology for U.S. and allied customers worldwide. Headquartered in Greenville, Texas, L-3 IS has more than five decades of experience in the development of complex intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems; command and control; and secure communications. It is recognized internationally as a systems integration organization specializing in the modernization and maintenance of aircraft of all sizes. It is a leader in advanced technologies for signal processing, electronic countermeasures, sensor development and aircraft self-protection. Systems provided or maintained by L-3 IS help protect military and civilian personnel, bases, assets and national borders throughout the world.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs over 64,000 people worldwide and is a prime system contractor in aircraft modernization and maintenance, C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of high technology products, subsystems and systems. The company reported 2007 sales of $14 billion.
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