Work Begins on Warfighter FOCUS Contract
The U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) announced today that performance will begin on the Warfighter Field Operations Customer Support (FOCUS) contract. General Dynamics Information Technology joined the Warrior Training Alliance team, comprised of Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC, Computer Sciences Corporation and 64 additional companies.
“We are pleased that all the parties involved have reached a resolution in which we all have reason to be satisfied with the outcome,” said Dr. Jim Blake, program executive officer for PEO STRI. “What’s most important, though, is the successful execution of this contract so that Soldiers receive the support they need and deserve. I’m confident that Raytheon Technical Services Company and their team members in the Warrior Training Alliance will enhance PEO STRI’s support of Warfighters in the field.”
The contract fully integrates the live, virtual and constructive training operations and support systems at Army installations worldwide. The consolidated contract creates the potential for efficiencies within the Army. “Under this new approach for contracted training services, we look forward to providing a workforce that is able to flex across live, virtual, and constructive training support at Army installations around the world,” said Russ McBride, PEO STRI Program Manager for Field Operations.
The National Training Center (NTC), located at Ft Irwin, CA, is a facility that is known for its excellence in desert training. The mission of the National Training Center is to provide tough, realistic, joint and combined arms training in multi-national venues across the full spectrum of conflict set in a contemporary operating environment. Training at the NTC assists Commanders in developing trained, competent leaders and Soldiers by presenting them with current problem sets to improve the force and prepare for success in the Global War on Terrorism and future joint battlefields.