L-3 Communications Awarded Defense Contract to Manage Computer Systems


Virginia company receives contract that could lead to need for intelligence jobs

L-3 Communications announced recently that its STRATIS division has been awarded a one-year $84.9 million defense contract to manage the computer systems for the U.S. Special Operations Command.

According to a release from the Reston, Virginia-based company, the agreement is the major portion of the Enterprise Information Technology Contact (EITC) and has a four-year performance maximum value of $400 million if all options and incentives are exercised.

The company's SRATIS unit, which has approximately 5,000 employees, could potentially look to fill new defense jobs in order to fulfill the contract. Generally, defense and intelligence jobs such as these - as well as those within government agencies such as the Defense Security Service - require personnel with security clearance.

Les Rose, president of the STRATIS division, said in the release that the firm was "looking forward to continuing our relationship" with the U.S. Special Operations Command.

The Associated Press reports that the work for the contract is expected to be performed at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida as well as other locations both within the U.S. and overseas.