SAIC to Support US Army’s Distribution Management Center

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Science Applications International Corp. in McLean, VA won a $128.1 million cost-plus-award-fee contract to support the US Army Sustainment Command’s Distribution Management Center (DMC). Located in Rock Island Arsenal, IL, the DMC is the Army’s central agency for materiel management control of all general supplies. It conducts supply item management and maintains asset visibility… The DMC works to ensure that the right equipment gets into the right hands at the right time and place–in the right amounts and right condition, notes the Army Logistician. Since its activation in September 2006, the DMC has expanded rapidly, employing over 100 soldiers, 5 Army civilians, and dozens of contractors. “US Launches Army Sustainment Command” has more on the set up of the command that same month. The DMC connects Army field support brigades and battalions, logistics support elements, and brigade logistics support teams with units in the field. Previously, most corps and divisions had their own support commands and materiel management centers. Synchronizing support requirements with operational readiness needs is the heart of the DMC mission. DMC’s advantage is its ability to identify, analyze, and act on all readiness issues. Another facet of the DMC’s operation is its Mobility Division, which provides asset […]

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