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ALOG NEWS
FOURTH LOGCAP CONTRACT
SPLIT AMONG THREE COMPANIES

The new contract for providing logistics support to Soldiers in the field under the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) has been awarded to three contractors. The companies selected are Dyn-Corp International LLC of Fort Worth, Texas; Fluor Intercontinental Inc. of Greenville, South Carolina; and KBR, Inc., of Houston, Texas.

The first three LOGCAP contracts were awarded to one contractor: KBR in 1992, DynCorp in 1997, and KBR in 2001. The change to three contractors is designed to reduce the Government’s risk in relying on one company to execute the entire contract and to better control costs by encouraging the three contractors to compete for individual LOGCAP task orders.

The Army uses LOGCAP contractors to provide a wide array of support, including supplying food, water, fuel, spare parts, and other items; operating dining and laundry facilities, housing, sanitation and waste management services, postal services, and morale, welfare, and recreation activities; and executing engineering and construction services, communications network support, transportation and cargo services, and facilities maintenance and repair.

Each of the three contractors will receive up to $5 billion a year for a base year and 9 option years. Thus, each contractor could receive a maximum of $50 billion over the life of the contract, and the total value of the contract could reach $150 billion.

A fourth contractor—Serco Inc. of Vienna, Virginia—was awarded a separate contract for LOGCAP planning support earlier in the year. Serco will receive a maximum of $45 million per year for a base year and 4 option years. Serco is the North American affiliate of a British company, Serco Group PLC.

DOD REVISES TRANSCOM CHARTER

The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics published a revised charter providing further guidance on the U.S. Transportation Command’s (TRANSCOM’s) role as the Department of Defense’s (DOD’s) distribution process owner (DPO). The revised charter, DOD Directive 5158.04, United States Transportation Command, dated 27 July 2007, designates the TRANSCOM commander as DOD’s single manager for transportation assets other than those assigned in theater or unique to a particular service. The charter also designates the TRANSCOM commander as the Mobility Joint Force Provider, the DOD DPO, the DOD Distribution Portfolio Management Manager for Sustainment and Force Movement, and the Single Manager for Patient Movement. For more information on the charter, contact Lieutenant Colonel Len Grzybowski at leonard.grzybowski@ustranscom.mil or Captain David Myers at david.meyers@ustranscom.mil.

CHEMICAL DEMILITARIZATION PROGRAM REACHES MILESTONES

The chemical agent disposal facility at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland—the second Army chemical demilitarization facility to complete chemical agent destruction operations—has become the first facility to receive regulatory approval to close. The Army Chemical Materials Agency received closure approval from the Maryland Department of the Environment, which acted under the Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).

While it operated from April 2003 to February 2006, the Aberdeen Chemical Agent Disposal Facility neutralized 1,623 tons of mustard agent. This was accomplished by mixing the mustard agent with hot water and sodium hydroxide. The neutralized agent then was drained from 1,817 1-ton steel containers, and the containers were decontaminated and recycled.

The first Army chemical demilitarization facility to complete operations, at Johnston Atoll in the Pacific, is working with regulatory agency officials to receive certification under RCRA to close. Facilities at Newport Chemical Depot, Indiana, Anniston Army Depot, Alabama, Pine Bluff Arsenal, Arkansas, Deseret Chemical Depot, Utah, and Umatilla Chemical Depot, Oregon, continue operations. Disposal facilities at Pueblo Chemical Depot, Colorado, and Blue Grass Army Depot, Kentucky, are under construction.

The successful operation of the Army’s chemical demilitarization facilities has allowed the United States to complete the safe destruction of 45 percent of its chemical stockpile. This has allowed the United States to meet a major milestone under the Chemical Weapons Convention well ahead of the treaty’s other signatory nations with major stockpiles; 182 nations have signed the treaty, though most do not possess chemical weapons. The deadline for 100-percent destruction of the Nation’s chemical weapons materiel is April 2012.

SCOE LIFELONG LEARNING PORTAL TO ASSIST LOGISTICS LEARNING

The Sustainment Center of Excellence (SCOE) Lifelong Learning Portal is now available to assist training developers and instructors in educating Army logistics students. The portal, which can be found at www.cascom.army.mil/scoe/scoebbportal, is divided into separate learning domains, including Ordnance, Quartermaster, Transportation, Army Combined Arms Support Command/SCOE, Army Logistics Management College, and Soldier Support Institute.

The SCOE Lifelong Learning Portal provides instructors and training developers with access to study materials at any time, course record-keeping capabilities, and discussion boards to foster collaborative learning. Instructors can also post class announcements, administer quizzes online, and securely and confidentially post test scores.

This virtual training toolset is a significant component of the Army Training and Doctrine Command’s plan for transforming Army training, which requires the use of technology to support training goals. Through this technology, Army logistics instructors can reach more students in more varied locations. For questions about the portal, contact Pete Thibodeau at 804–765–1445 or scoeblackboard@lee.army.mil.

TWO ALMC COURSES TO RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT

Army Logistics Management College (ALMC) students now can receive academic credit from the Florida Institute of Technology and the University of Alabama in Huntsville for completing the Army Acquisition Basic Course (AABC) and the Army Acquisition Intermediate Contracting Course (AAICC). Colonel Shelley Richardson, the ALMC Commandant, signed memorandums of understanding with the two universities in May to formalize academic credit transfers.

The American Council on Education awarded each course 6 semester hours of undergraduate credits or 3 semester hours of graduate credits. Both courses are presented by the ALMC-Huntsville Campus as resi-dent and onsite courses. Further information on the courses is available on the ALMC website at www.alu.army.mil/hsv/index.asp.

TRANSCOM AWARDS CONTRACT FOR CONUS FREIGHT MANAGEMENT

The U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) awarded the Defense Transportation Coordination Initiative (DTCI) contract to Menlo Worldwide Government Services, LLC, of San Mateo, California, in July to manage Department of Defense (DOD) freight movements in the continental United States (CONUS). Benefits of the new program are expected to include increased efficiencies, cost savings, and better visibility of freight movements.

DTCI, a TRANSCOM Distribution Process Owner initiative, is a freight management program designed to improve the reliability, predictability, and efficiency of DOD materiel movement within CONUS by reducing cycle times and improving predictability. This will be accomplished by using more dedicated truck schedules, cross-docking operations, better mode selection, and load optimization. Certain categories of freight, such as cash- or collect-on-delivery shipments; sensitive or classified shipments; arms, ammunition, and explosives; bulk and missile fuels; household goods; and privately owned vehicles, will be excluded from DTCI.

DTCI will be implemented in three phases. Phase I will implement DTCI at Defense Logistics Agency CONUS Defense distribution centers. Phase II will incorporate activities near the distribution centers, selected airports, and DOD shippers. All other scheduled DOD activities will implement DTCI during phase III. The Government may require the contractor to implement an additional 50 sites per year after phase II is implemented; however, the number of sites under this contract will never exceed 260.

PROCEDURES FOR RETURNING SECURE COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT EXPLAINED

Communications security (COMSEC) equipment being returned to Tobyhanna Army Depot is often being sent to Defense Distribution Depot Tobyhanna instead. COMSEC equipment should be sent to—Commander, Tobyhanna Army Depot, 11 Hap Arnold Boulevard, ATTN: COMSEC Support, Building 73, Tobyhanna, PA 18466–5110. The Department of Defense Activity Address Code W81U11 should be used.

COMSEC personnel should follow regulations when preparing and packing the equipment for shipment. Publications that clarify turn-in procedures are—

• Technical Bulletin 380–41, Procedures for Safeguarding, Accounting, and Supply Control of COMSEC Material, which covers detailed control and accounting procedures for classified COMSEC equipment.
• Department of the Army Pamphlets 710–2–1, Using Unit Supply System (Manual Procedures), and 710–2–2, Supply Support Activity Supply System: Manual Procedures, which cover the accounting procedures for unclassified COMSEC equipment.
• Army Regulation 710–2, Supply Policy Below the National Level, which describes routine policy and procedures for requisitioning stock and supply management of both classified and unclassified COMSEC items.

For a complete list of COMSEC regulations, or for answers to other questions, call the Tobyhanna Army Depot’s Communications Security Division at DSN 795–6598 or commercial 570–895–6598.

 

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(required by 39 U.S.C. 3685).

The name of the publication is Army Logistician, an official publication, published bimonthly by Headquarters, U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command, for Headquarters, Department of the Army, at the U.S. Army Logistics Management College (ALMC), Fort Lee, Virginia. Editor is Robert D. Paulus, ALMC, Fort Lee, VA 23801-1705. Extent and nature of circulation: the figures that follow are average numbers of copies of each issue for the preceding 12 months for the categories listed.
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