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Thursday, June 17


DOD Contract
NAVISTAR International Transportation, Knoxville, Kan., was awarded on June 15, 2004, a delivery order amount of $634,496 as part of a $5,924,977 firm-fixed-price contract for five dropside cargo trucks for the Iraqi Ministry Civilian Vehicle Support Program. Work will be performed in Garland, Texas, and is expected to be completed by June 16, 2006. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. There were an unknown number of bids solicited via the World Wide Web on April 27, 2004, and two bids were received. The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-04-D-B023).
Washington Group International Employs More Than 1,000 Iraqi Citizens As Tasks in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait Surpass $550 Million
Washington Group International, Inc. announced today that it and its subcontractors are now employing more than 1,000 Iraqi citizens to help rebuild Iraq's electrical, water, and other critical infrastructure. The milestone was accomplished as the value of tasks Washington Group has been assigned by the Coalition Provisional Authority and the United States Army Corps of Engineers in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait has surpassed $550 million.
Wow. 1,000 Iraqis are now employed and it only took $550 million dollars.


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