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BRAC Work At Fort Sam Houston Leads To Contract for World Wide Technology

The recent round of BRAC moved most of the U.S. military’s medical training to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. This has required significant investment in contracts to help with the new construction, movement of organizations there and the other myriad work involved with the consolidation. Now the Department of Defense has awarded a $27 million contract to World Wide Technology to provide the necessary IT support.

World Wide will provide network services and storage as well as help desk support. They will also be responsible for supporting the A/V assets needed to conduct the training. The school when fully completed and implemented will have an average of 9,000 students at a time. The necessary teaching load will require substantial IT and A/V support from World Wide Technologies.

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BRAC Work Continues At Fort Sam Houston For Eaton

The last round of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) act in the United States moved to consolidate development and training centers. One base that is gaining from this policy is Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX. Because it was decided to move most of the military’s medical training to this location much work is being done to expand the facilities there. Eaton Corporation received a further contract addition worth $8 million.

The contract is for electrical services and parts to support the construction of the required facilities. One key component of this is a 425 bed hospital that Eaton Corp. has been working on.

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BRAC Contracts For Fort Sam Houston Keep Adding Up

As part of the last round of Base Realignment And Closure (BRAC) the U.S. Department of Defense decided to consolidate service wide training at various locations. One of these plans is to move all medical training to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX. Much of the Air Force and Army training was already located there so the move is primarily of the Navy centers. Part of the consolidation will require construction of new barracks and facilities.

It was announced yesterday that Lockheed Martin was awarded a $200 million contract to provide logistics support for the movement of the Air Force and Navy’s training centers. The contract calls for the company to do purchasing, warehousing and training on new and moved equipment. Lockheed Martin will also actively manage the movement and transfer of the schools.

The goal of this consolidation is to save money in the long run through economies of scale. This is being done for a variety of specialized training such as moving electronics and missile maintenance to FT Lee, Virginia. Many of the facilities losing the training commands are not closing but gaining other organizations and commands.

This round of BRAC began a whole sale shuffle of training and testing and development organizations that should allow some synergy across the three services.

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