RESTON, Va., 27 March 2012. NCI Inc. (NASDAQ:NCIT), a provider of information technology (IT), engineering, logistics, and professional services and solutions to U.S. Federal Government agencies, won a prime contract under the U.S. Air Force Design Engineering and Support Program (DESP III). This seven-year contract has a ceiling value of $1.9 billion and may be used by Air Force and other U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) agencies.
Managed by the Air Force Materiel Command, DESP III is a follow-on indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to DESP I and DESP II and covers technology insertion, reliability and maintainability, deployability improvements, environmental and safety compliance, depot manufacturing and/or repair process improvements, and information management system and process model development.
DESP III directly supports Air Force efforts to operate and maintain legacy platforms through obsolescence mitigation, modernization, and technology insertion. NCI has been a prime in the DESP program since 2000. NCI is one of 26 companies awarded a DESP III contract.
“NCI is proud of our track record of bringing innovation to the warfighter through agile, responsive, and customized solutions. This contract award recognizes our engineering excellence and provides the platform for delivering solutions that increase the performance, operational life, and sustainment of mission-critical Air Force systems,” says Brian Clark, NCI’s president.