Global Linguist Solutions Again Awarded $4.6 Billion Army Linguist Services Contract

Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:10pm EST

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FALLS CHURCH, Va.--(Business Wire)--
The U.S. Army has again awarded a contract for management of
translation and interpretation services in support of Operation Iraqi
Freedom (OIF) to Global Linguist Solutions LLC (GLS).

   The five-year contract, with a maximum value of $4.6 billion, was
awarded by the U.S. Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM). GLS is
a joint venture of DynCorp International (NYSE:DCP) and McNeil
Technologies. DynCorp International owns a majority interest in the
joint venture and will consolidate GLS financial results on its books.

   This is the third time the Army has awarded this contract to GLS.

   The incumbent protested the original award, made in December 2006,
and the General Accountability Office (GAO) sustained the protest. The
U.S. Army INSCOM subsequently issued a revised Request for Proposal to
which GLS responded.

   The Army awarded the contract to GLS a second time in December
2007. After a second protest by the incumbent, the Army announced that
it would take "corrective action" including conducting a new
evaluation of offerors' cost proposals and a re-evaluation of
offerors' past performance, and make a new award decision. INSCOM
completed this process and, on February 15, 2008, selected GLS for the
award a third time.

   Under the contract, GLS will provide foreign-language
interpretation and translation services to the U.S. Army and other
U.S. government agencies supporting OIF, including embedded Iraqi
translators who operate with U.S. forces. GLS will employ up to 6,000
locally hired translators and up to 1,000 U. S. citizens with security
clearances who are native speakers of languages spoken in Iraq.

   GLS combines the core competencies of DynCorp International and
McNeil Technologies to offer INSCOM an innovative management-services
solution for its linguist program. DI has a 60-year history supporting
and sustaining large-scale personnel deployments in high-threat zones,
and includes its current experience in recruiting and sustaining 2,500
employees, including linguists, in Iraq. McNeil Technologies has 21
years' experience in recruiting, deploying, and sustaining linguists,
including in Iraq. It possesses unique language research, development,
and testing capabilities in less-commonly taught languages, including
all languages required by the contract.

   About DynCorp International

   DynCorp International (NYSE:DCP) is a provider of specialized
mission-critical services to civilian and military government agencies
worldwide, and operates major programs in law enforcement training and
support, security services, base operations, aviation services,
contingency operations, and logistics support. Headquartered in Falls
Church, Va., DynCorp International has approximately 15,000 employees
worldwide. For more information, visit

   About McNeil Technologies

   McNeil Technologies, Inc. established a strong presence within the
Department of Defense and the intelligence community through its four
primary business centers: Intelligence and Languages, Information
Management, Security, and Program Management. McNeil's headquarters is
Springfield, Va., with additional offices throughout the National
Capital Region, across the United States, and eight overseas
locations. Approximately 88 percent of its 1,300 employees possess
security clearances. For more information, visit

DynCorp International
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