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AGILITY WINS USAID FOOD ASSISTANCE CONTRACT — Press Release

AGILITY WINS USAID FOOD ASSISTANCE CONTRACT

STRATFORD, Conn., Oct. 22, 2009 – Agility Defense & Government Services (DGS), a leading provider of logistics and supply chain services, won a contract to manage the receipt, warehousing and re-export of food aid and commodities for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

The contract is an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity award with a one-year base and four one-year options. The potential value of the contract is $10 million a year, or $50 million over five years.

Under the first task order, valued at $4 million, Agility DGS will receive and store food aid at Jacintoport in Houston in preparation for shipment to Djibouti Free Zone in Djibouti, Africa. Agility DGS will be responsible for receipt, warehousing and movement at both locations.

In addition, Agility DGS can be called on to provide regionally based pre-position warehousing in Durban, South Africa; Lome, Togo; Mombasa, Kenya; and Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The USAID award is part of the strategic diversification of Agility DGS. DGS is successfully performing logistics work for international institutions by offering supply chain services in support of humanitarian, stabilization and peacekeeping efforts in Africa and elsewhere.

About Agility Defense & Government Services

Agility Defense & Government Services is the public sector arm of Agility. It provides complete supply chain management, logistics services and commodity services to defense and government customers. With more than 550 offices in 120 countries, Agility DGS and its parent offer a vast network of global land, sea and air transportation capabilities, including warehousing and storage.

For more information, contact Jim Cox, Agility DGS vice president of public affairs and marketing, at +1.703.417.6050 or at [email protected], or visit www.agilitylogistics.com.

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GLOBAL LOGISTICS LEADER SELECTS HUNTSVILLE AS HEADQUARTERS FOR U.S. OPERATIONS — Press Release

GLOBAL LOGISTICS LEADER SELECTS HUNTSVILLE AS HEADQUARTERS FOR U.S. OPERATIONS

Taos Industries’ parent Agility Defense & Government Services, Inc., attracted by growing defense presence, quality of life

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – October 14, 2009 – Agility Defense & Government Services, Inc. (DGS), the U.S. defense arm of leading logistics provider Agility, announced today that it will make Huntsville its home.

Agility DGS owns Taos Industries, the logistics and military procurement company that was founded in Huntsville in 1991.

Joseph M. Cosumano Jr., president and CEO of Taos Industries, has been named president of Agility DGS Inc. Cosumano, a retired Army lieutenant general, served as commander of the U.S. Space and Missile Defense Command in Huntsville from 2001 to 2003. Before joining Taos Industries, he was senior vice president of Kellogg, Brown & Root and, before that, vice president of ATK Thiokol.

Agility’s decision to consolidate U.S. operations in Huntsville reflects the community’s emergence as a leading center for aviation, missile, space and procurement activity, Cosumano said.

“Huntsville has become a critical hub for the U.S. military and defense industries. It’s important for us to deepen our existing roots here so we can be close to our partners and to key customers such as the Army Materiel Command, Redstone Arsenal and the Army Security Assistance Command,” he said.

Agility DGS Inc. is comprised of four primary business lines, focusing on logistics solutions:

* Taos Industries. Taos specializes in procurement of non-standard military material for the U.S. Defense Department.
* Agility International Inc. Agility International Inc. is a world-class freight handler and worldwide leader in household relocation services for government and corporate customers.
* Commodity Services. Commodity Services specializes in procurement support for arsenals and depots, as well as general commodity procurement solutions in fuels, food, lumber, repair parts, and other goods.
* Logistics Services. Logistics Services provides innovative supply chain solutions and integrated logistics, such as base operations, inventory and facilities management, material disposal, and reutilization services to DoD, NATO, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other government agencies.

“Huntsville and Madison County offer us an ideal combination of business opportunities and quality of life,” Cosumano said. “They’ve got critical mass in the defense industry, along with a highly educated labor pool. This is an attractive, affordable place to live. Our plan is to grow here and contribute to the economy and the community.”

About Agility

Agility is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics to businesses and governments. It is a publicly traded company with $6.8 billion in annual revenue and more than 37,000 employees in over 550 offices and 120 countries. Agility brings efficiency to supply chains in some of the globe’s most challenging environments, offering unmatched personal service, a global footprint, and customized capabilities in developed and emerging economies alike.

Agility Defense & Government Services (DGS) is the public sector arm of Agility and the parent of DGS Inc. It offers logistics services, commodities services and supply chain solutions to governments, relief agencies and international institutions worldwide.

For more information, please call S. Hobie Frady at Taos Industries, Inc., at (256) 772-7743 or visit our website: www.agilitylogistics.com.

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LOGISTICS GIANTS JOIN FORCES WITH WFP TO RESPOND TO ASIAN CRISES — Press Release

BANGKOK – Three of the biggest corporate names in global logistics – Agility, TNT and UPS – have joined international efforts to expedite food supplies to hundreds of thousands of people affected by natural disasters in Asia, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced Friday.

The three logistics giants are collaborating with WFP to move food assistance to those worst affected by flooding in the Philippines and an earthquake in Padang, Indonesia. WFP plans to provide assistance to about one million people in the Philippines affected by extensive flooding caused by cyclone Ketsana, which severed roads, bridges and closed airports.

In Padang, Indonesia, WFP is working to assist Government following the devastating earthquake last week which severed roads and bridges, making emergency response to remote areas a major logistics challenge. This initial work was facilitated by the immediate response of Agility.

“By helping WFP ensure food supplies reach people affected by these natural disasters as quickly as possible, these companies are playing a lead role in helping save lives,” said Peter French, WFP Deputy Regional Director for Asia. “The expertise and resources they are providing come at a critical time and are invaluable.”

Agility, UPS, and TNT, work together in an initiative called the Logistics Emergency Teams, or LETs. The initiative capitalises on each company’s ongoing operations nearest to the site where humanitarian response is needed. By using these local resources during times of crises, such as warehouse management and transport capabilities, WFP’s response is quicker and more effective.

On this occasion, the LETs companies donated trucks and warehousing resources as well as logistics staff and coordination services. All staff deployed by the companies have augmented WFP’s response and are provided free of charge.

Under the United Nations coordination mechanism for crisis response, WFP is the lead agency for logistics coordination for all humanitarian agencies, including interfacing with governments and military to maximise the effectiveness of assets during disaster response.

“The LETs initiative is an important component of our overall emergency response strategy and its generous contribution to these two natural disasters has been a significant boost to our response,” French said. “The three companies involved in this initiative are proving that the private sector really can make a significant contribution during a crisis. It’s heartening to see them so readily involved and compassionate in their response.”

WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian agency; this year, WFP plans to feed more than 90 million people in 80 countries.

WFP now provides RSS feeds to help journalists keep up with the latest press releases, videos and photos as they are published on WFP.org. For more details see: http://www.wfp.org/english/?n=999.

WFP now has a dedicated ISDN line in Italy for quality two-way interviews with WFP officials.

For more information please contact:

WFP Media Contact:

Mike Huggins, WFP/Bangkok Tel: +66-2-655-4115 (office)/+66-84-555-9001 (cell)
Email: [email protected]

Agility Media Contact:

Mira Mina, PR Manager Tel: +965-2498-1581 (office) /Mobile: +965-9724-4029 (cell)
Email: [email protected]

TNT Media Relations:

Ernst Moeksis, Director Media Relations, Tel: +31-205006171 (office)/ +31-651189384 (cell)
Email: [email protected]

UPS Media Contact:

Ronna Charles Branch, PR Supervisor Tel: +1-404-828-4393 (office)/ +1-404-387-2928 (cell)
Email: [email protected]

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Agility DGS Wins Warehousing Contract — Press Release

Agility DGS Wins Warehousing Contract

ALEXANDRIA, Va., August X, 2009 – Agility Defense & Government Services (DGS) said today that the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) renewed its contract for warehouse and distribution services at the Defense Distribution Center, Kuwait/Southwest Asia (DDKS).

Under the one-year extension, Agility DGS, a leading global provider of supply chain solutions, will use its extensive facilities in Kuwait to provide DLA with a complete warehouse management system to support operations in the Middle East and Southwest Asia.

DLA originally awarded Agility DGS a one-year DDKS contract in 2005. Each year since, Agility DGS has won the right to handle the work. The potential value of the DDKS award is $214 million over five years.

“We are gratified to have earned the confidence of DLA based on our record of outstanding performance since 2005,” said Dan Mongeon, president and CEO of Agility DGS. “We’ve become a trusted partner because we provide advanced logistics experience, capabilities and facilities that are unsurpassed. We are uniquely suited to continue helping the DDKS provide outstanding support to the U.S. military.”

The DDKS contract extends Agility’s record of successful performance for the DLA, which includes recent awards of long-term contracts for heavy equipment and transport services in Iraq and Kuwait, along with supply and distribution of food and other products for the U.S. military in Iraq. Agility DGS also recently has won contracts to manage repair parts supplies at the Tobyhanna Army Depot in Pennsylvania and bulk-fuel supplies for the U.S. military on U.S. Air Force installations in Guam, Japan, South Korea, Portugal, Germany and Turkey.

About Agility Defense & Government Services

Agility Defense & Government Services is the public sector arm of Agility. It provides complete supply chain management, logistics services and commodity services to defense and government customers. With more than 550 offices in 120 countries, Agility DGS and its parent offer a vast network of global land, sea and air transportation capabilities, including warehousing and storage.

For more information, contact Jim Cox, Agility DGS vice president of public affairs and marketing, at +1.703.417.6050 or at [email protected], or visit www.agilitylogistics.com.

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Taos Industries Awarded $8.5M DRMS Contract Task Orders — Press Release

Taos Industries Awarded $8.5M DRMS Contract Task Orders

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., July 23 ­­– Taos Industries, a subsidiary of Agility Defense & Government Services (DGS), won two task orders worth $8.5 million for the operation of six Defense Reutilization and Marketing Offices (DRMOs) in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan.

The task orders were awarded by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), a unit of the Defense Logistics Agency based in Battle Creek, Mich.

Taos Industries currently operates the world’s largest DRMO at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait. It also operates four DRMO sites in Iraq and one in Afghanistan.

Using state-of-the-art technology, the Taos DRMS team demilitarizes and disposes of excess and unserviceable military property, with the exceptions of ordnance and HAZMAT, for U.S. military and allied forces.

Under a $5.2 million DRMS task order, Taos Industries will provide continued operations and life support at the six DRMO locations. Under a second DRMS task order worth $3.3 million, Taos Industries will provide additional operational labor and materials at the Afghanistan site and four Iraq DRMO locations to meet a surge of material at each location. Each award covers a one-year base period.

“Taos brings unique capabilities to the Department of Defense property disposal mission. The company has a proven track record of moving people and materiel safely,” said Joseph M. Cosumano Jr., president and CEO of Taos Industries. ““These awards signify the great working relationship that Agility and Taos Industries have developed with DRMS.”

About Taos Industries Inc.

Taos Industries, based in Huntsville, Ala., is a subsidiary of Agility Defense & Government Services. Taos provides logistics and commodity services, specialized procurement, and household relocation services to the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of State, NATO and other government and defense customers. Taos offers base operations support, and defense reutilization and marketing services, as well as contingency operations and natural disaster support. Taos Industries has been supplying the U.S. government and its allies since 1991. For more information about Taos Industries, contact Hobie Frady at 256.772.7743 or visit www.taos-inc.com.

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AMBASSADOR JOHN NEGROPONTE JOINS AGILITY DGS BOARD — Press Release

AMBASSADOR JOHN NEGROPONTE JOINS AGILITY DGS BOARD

Career Diplomat Brings Decades of National Security Experience

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July, 16, 2009 – Former U.S. Ambassador John D. Negroponte has joined the board of directors of leading logistics provider Agility Defense & Government Services (DGS), the company announced today.

“John Negroponte has earned a reputation as one of America’s finest strategic thinkers and most dedicated public servants,” said Dan Mongeon, president and CEO of Agility DGS. “In four decades as a diplomat and civil servant, John was frequently singled out for the most difficult and sensitive assignments. He brings insight and integrity, and Agility DGS is thrilled to have him join us.”

Negroponte is vice chairman of McLarty Associates, a leading international strategic advisory firm in Washington DC.

“I am delighted to be joining the board of Agility DGS, a name synonymous with the finest support for U.S. and allied defense establishments around the world,” Negroponte said.

Negroponte served as U.S. ambassador to Honduras, Mexico, the Philippines, the United Nations and Iraq. He also held positions on the National Security Council, served as deputy national security advisor to President Ronald Reagan, and was the nation’s first director of national intelligence.

Negroponte’s most recent position in government was as deputy secretary of state, where served as the State Department’s chief operating officer. He has twice received the State Department’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Medal. President George W. Bush awarded Negroponte the National Security Medal for his outstanding contributions to U.S. national security.

“I believe my experience in nine different countries on four continents during more than four decades of public service can provide useful insights and perspectives to the leadership of Agility as it guides the company to new levels of achievement,” Negroponte said. “I also look forward to strengthening civilian/military partnerships that have been a consistent focus of my professional life starting with my service as a young diplomat in Vietnam right through to my work in the State Department on Iraq, including a tour as ambassador there in 2004-2005.”

Agility DGS supplies food for U.S. troops in Iraq and provides logistics, commodities and supply chain services to the U.S. government, government customers in Europe and the Middle East, and the United Nations.

About Agility Defense & Government Services

Agility Defense & Government Services is the public sector arm of Agility. It provides complete supply chain management, logistics services and commodity services to defense and government customers. With more than 550 offices in 120 countries, Agility DGS and its parent offer a vast network of global land, sea and air transportation capabilities, including warehousing and storage.

For more information, contact Jim Cox, Agility DGS vice president of public affairs and marketing, at 703.417.6050 or at [email protected], or visit www.agilitylogistics.com.

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Agility DGS Awarded Army Vehicle Storage Contracts — Press Release

Agility DGS Awarded Army Vehicle Storage Contracts

Separate Wins as Prime and Subcontractor Valued at $128 Million

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., July 10, 2009 – Agility Defense & Government Services (DGS), a leading provider of integrated logistics, supply chain management and commodity services, won three vehicle-storage contracts awarded by the U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM).

Each award has a one-year base and four one-year options. They are worth a combined $128 million over five years.

Under the $42 million Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) Storage Services-East contract, Agility DGS will act as the prime contractor and will be responsible for storage of deployed soldiers’ vehicles at U.S. Army bases in the eastern United States. The bases are: Ft. Drum, Ft. Stewart, Ft. Benning, Ft. Polk, Ft. Bragg and Ft. Campbell. The main subcontractor on the POV Storage Services-East contract will be Fayetteville VPC.

Under the $31 million POV Storage Services-Hawaii contract, Agility DGS will act as the prime contractor and will be responsible for storage of deployed soldiers’ vehicles at Schofield Barracks, a U.S. Army installation in Hawaii. The main subcontractor on the POV Storage Services-Hawaii contract will be Dawson Group, Inc.

Agility DGS will work as subcontractor on the $55 million POV Storage Services-West contract, which was awarded to a team led by SDV Command Source, LLC, a service-disabled veteran-owned small business. The team includes subcontractors Ready One and Skookum, which are both AbilityOne companies. It will be responsible for storage of deployed soldiers’ vehicles at U.S. Army bases in the western United States: Ft. Hood, Ft. Riley, Ft. Sill, Ft. Carson, Ft. Bliss and Ft. Lewis.

“These awards broaden Agility DGS’s service offerings and mark our first wins with IMCOM. Storage of private vehicles is another logistics solution we are able to offer to our customers,” said Dan Mongeon, president and CEO of Agility DGS. “These contracts build on the broad capabilities we’re able to provide in the continental United States, where we also manage parts for the U.S. Army at the Tobyhanna Army Depot and personal equipment for the U.S. Marine Corps at 19 bases here and abroad.”

About Agility Defense & Government Services

Agility Defense & Government Services is the public sector arm of Agility. It provides complete supply chain management, logistics services and commodity services to defense and government customers. With more than 550 offices in 120 countries, Agility DGS and its parent offer a vast network of global land, sea and air transportation capabilities, including warehousing and storage.

For more information, contact Jim Cox, Agility DGS vice president of public affairs and marketing, at 703 417-6050 or at [email protected], or visit www.agilitylogistics.com.

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Agility Awarded Option Year on U.S. Army’s Heavy Lift VI Contract — Press Release

Agility Awarded Option Year on U.S. Army’s Heavy Lift VI Contract

Logistics Leader will Continue to Support U.S. Army’s Transportation Supply Line Needs in Iraq and Kuwait

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 6, 2009 – Agility Defense & Government Services (DGS) announced that the U.S. Army has awarded a one-year option on the Army’s Heavy Lift VI contract. The value of this one-year extension is estimated to be up to $91 million. Under the extension, Agility will continue to provide transportation services for military personnel, supplies, and equipment.

For Heavy Lift VI, Agility supplies and operates vehicles, including heavy equipment transport (HET) and flatbed trailers, to support the U.S. Army’s supply line needs in Iraq and Kuwait. To service the contract Agility also provides skilled personnel to handle transportation, and maintenance operations.

“The Heavy Lift VI renewal again underscores Agility DGS’s reputation for efficient, effective and highly dependable performance on complex logistics assignments,” said Dan Mongeon, president and CEO of Agility DGS. “We will continue to deliver best value services to the Army on this important contract.”

The extension was awarded by the Rock Island Contracting Center and continues Agility’s engagement for Heavy Lift VI through 30 June 2010.

About Agility Defense & Government Services

Agility Defense & Government Services is the public sector arm of Agility. It provides complete supply chain management, logistics services and commodity services to defense and government customers. With more than 550 offices in 120 countries, Agility DGS and its parent offer a vast network of global land, sea and air transportation capabilities, including warehousing and storage.

For more information, contact Jim Cox, Agility DGS vice president of public affairs and marketing, at 703.417.6050 or at [email protected], or visit www.agilitylogistics.com.

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Agility Awarded $1.4 billion Option Year on Contract to Feed U.S. Forces in Iraq — Press Release

Agility Awarded $1.4 billion Option Year on Contract to Feed U.S. Forces in Iraq

Defense Logistics Agency extends Agility to December 2010

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 9, 2009 – Agility Defense & Government Services (DGS) announced that the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has exercised the third option period on its contract for the supply and distribution of food and non-food products to U.S. forces in Iraq.

The contract, known as the Subsistence Prime Vendor contract, requires Agility DGS to handle procurement, shipping, warehousing and distribution of food and non-food products for all branches of the U.S. military. The maximum value of the 18-month extension is $1.4 billion.

“We welcome news of the extension. It’s another indication that we’ve been able to maintain exceptional performance under the most challenging conditions,” said Dan Mongeon, president and CEO of Agility DGS. “We’ve delivered with accuracy, efficiency and dependability, ensuring that U.S. troops eat properly as they perform their mission.”

Agility DGS originally won the Subsistence Prime Vendor contract in Dec. 2005. The extension covers the third and final option year. The company’s performance on the competitively bid contract has earned it recognition and awards from DLA and other agencies.

“Through advanced logistics and extensive quality assurance measures, we’ve been extremely successful in delivering food and other items into a warzone,” Mongeon said.

About Agility Defense & Government Services

Agility Defense & Government Services is the public sector arm of Agility. It provides complete supply chain management, logistics services and commodity services to meet the needs of defense and government customers. With more than 550 offices in 120 countries, Agility DGS and its parent offer a vast network of global land, sea and air transportation capabilities, including warehousing and storage.

For more information, contact Jim Cox, Agility DGS vice president of public affairs and marketing, at 703 417-6050 or at [email protected], or visit www.agilitylogistics.com.

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USMC awards storage contract

The USMC awarded Agility Defense & Government Services a contract to provide storage and transhipment of material. The one year plus six option years contract has a value of about $140 M if fully executed and will cover both US and overseas bases. The company will be responsible for not just heavy equipment but also smaller and the Marine’s personal gear as well. This the third major contract that the company has won from the US Department of Defense in the last few years.

For more see this press release on Albawaba.com

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