CHANTILLY, Va.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EGL) in recent weeks has been awarded six task orders totaling more than $28 million under the African Contingency Operations Training and Assistance (ACOTA) contract, a program managed by the Bureau of African Affairs in the U.S. Department of State. Under these task orders Engility personnel will provide an array of training to forces in Djibouti, Nigeria, Malawi, Benin, Rwanda and Tanzania.
“We are very proud to partner with the State Department to support this important multinational peacekeeping program”
The contracts build upon the company’s work as an awardee under the ACOTA program since its inception in 2005. ACOTA’s mission is to enhance the capacity of African partner nations to participate in worldwide multinational peace operations.
ACOTA provides extensive training for African peacekeepers plus staff training and exercises for battalion, brigade and multinational force headquarters personnel. The ACOTA program office manages the program and policies in collaboration with the State Department’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Africa Command (AFRICOM). (Click here to learn more about ACOTA. http://www.state.gov/p/af/rt/acota/)
“We are very proud to partner with the State Department to support this important multinational peacekeeping program,” said Engility President and CEO Tony Smeraglinolo. “These very recent contract wins underscore the momentum we have in Africa as well as the outstanding reputation our employees have earned on the African continent. Africa is important to the interests of the United States and we welcome the opportunity to support these interests.”
Smeraglinolo noted that in addition to the ACOTA program, Engility employees are also in Africa supporting a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) program designed to boost agricultural efficiencies and capabilities in Senegal. In fact, during his June 2013 trip to Africa, President Obama met with a group of farmers in Dakar, several of whom have received agribusiness advice and support from an Engility team in that country, working under USAID’s Feed the Future initiative. (Click here to learn more about Feed the Future. http://www.feedthefuture.gov/)
In Senegal, this initiative has helped farmers expand domestic production and sales of corn, rice and millet. Engility personnel have been working on this USAID program since 2009. (Click here to see more about the President’s meeting with the farmers and Engility’s work with this initiative. http://www.engilitycorp.com/news-events/news/engility-news/)
In addition to the work being done in Senegal, Engility’s legacy companies have previously worked on more than 30 multi-year contracts for USAID in Sub-Saharan Africa since 1980, including recently highly successful contracts on forest and environmental management in Madagascar, environmental planning in South Sudan and conservation in Tanzania.
“Engility team members in Africa are supporting important U.S. government-sponsored programs that require experience and multiple skill sets,” Smeraglinolo said. “Helping our government customers obtain mission success is our Number One priority.”
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