Lend Me Your Ears: US Military Turns to Contractor Linguists


Aug 22/13: SOCOM. World Wide Language Resources (WWLR) of Fayetteville, NC received a 5-year, $257.2 million firm-fixed-price contract for linguist and translation support, in support of US Special Operations Command. This contract will be funded incrementally, with $1 million committed immediately.

The contract has 1 base year and 4 more 12-month options. Work will be conducted in multiple locations in the United States and overseas. This contract was competitively procured via FBO.gov, with 7 proposals received. US SOCOM manages the contract (H92222-13-C-0053).

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“Lend me your ears”(click to view full) The US military has come to rely more and more on contractors to provide linguist services to function effectively in non-English speaking regions. The need for these services is particularly acute in the Middle East and Central Asia where US troops are actively engaged. Technically, there are 2 […]

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