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Air Force Global Strike Command Selects Applied Research Associates Inc. for Project Support

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Oct. 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Air Force Installation Contracting Agency, Operating Location Global Strike Command (AFICA-KG) awarded Applied Research Associates Inc. (ARA) a $3M contract to support Air Force Global Strike Command's (AFGSC) requirements development for next-generation technologies and associated infrastructure. The ARA team will provide onsite services at two U.S. Air Force bases, during a three-year period of performance, from 2015 to 2018.



As a recognized leader in National Security technologies, ARA brings a depth of expertise in supporting the AFGSC ICBM requirements mission.

Air Force Global Strike Command is the focal point for requirements definition, development, and advocacy of current and future mission needs to meet Air Force, USSTRATCOM, DoD, and national objectives. AFGSC monitors research and development efforts and actively participates in acquisition planning for development of future systems. AFGSC assesses the future threat, technology, funding, and current arms control treaties and their collective impacts on acquisition processes and warfighters needs.

The ARA team will execute this contract in partnership with Summit Technology Solutions, LLC (STS), a certified WBE, Veteran, and Woman-owned small business providing innovative, responsive, and committed technology solutions for systems engineering, software engineering, test & training, and records management.

"This is a great opportunity for the ARA team, focused on sustaining and improving our nation's strategic deterrent," said Lew Goldberg, ARA Analytical Solutions Division Manager and Vice President. "ARA has a long history supporting the Air Force. We are proud to continue supporting this critical mission."

The ARA team provides a broad range of technical assistance, acquisition planning, quick response research, special studies, and software development supporting AFGSC in fully employing the latest improvements in information technology. Additionally, the ARA team will provide system test and decision analysis, counter-proliferation support and analysis, resource allocation analysis and development, and technical information systems through coordinated efforts with other Air Force agencies, Services, and the Joint Staff.

AFGSC has a critical responsibility in developing threat deterrent capabilities for our nation's security," said ARA Senior Vice President Glen McDonald. "ARA is extremely pleased and honored in our selection to contribute to this crucial mission by supporting AFGSC."

Media Contact:
Monte J. Murphy, (703) 412-9425, mmurphy@ara.com
Ellen Gallegos, ARA Marketing Director (505) 881-8074

About Applied Research Associates, Inc. and Summit Technical Solutions, LLC

Applied Research Associates, Inc. is an international research and engineering company recognized for providing technically excellent solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. Our mission is to provide in-depth and diversified research, engineering, and technical support services. We have a broad range of technical expertise in biomedical engineering, defense technologies, civil engineering, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, and environmental technologies. For additional information, please visit http://www.ara.com.

Summit Technical Solutions, LLC is dedicated to performance excellence, business integrity and serving the mission-critical needs of its valued customers. STS is a certified WBE, Veteran and Woman-Owned Small Business, providing price-competitive, government-preferred solutions. Offering exceptional technical support and professional services, STS is dependable, technically progressive, and always ready to meet our clients' challenges by delivering responsive, comprehensive and innovative results. Existing clients and contracts include the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Army, U.S, Navy, and U.S. Air Force. More information about STS can be found at http://www.sts-llc.com.

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CONTACT: Monte J. Murphy, (703) 412-9425, mmurphy@ara.com Ellen Gallegos, ARA Marketing Director (505) 881-807

Source:Applied Research Associates, Inc.