ALEXANDRIA, VA April 27, 2010 – The U.S. Army Rock Island Contracting Center awarded Kingfisher Systems Inc, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOSB) and its partner SOS International Ltd (SOSi) a $15.8 million contract over six other competitors to provide intelligence support services to U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan. The contract calls for the Kingfisher Systems – SOSi Team to provide research and analysis to the intelligence directorate of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan (USFOR-A) in its ongoing effort to bolster military engagement and planning efforts.
Kingfisher Systems has been supporting the U.S. defense, intelligence, and law enforcement communities for more than 5 years with subject matter experts in counterintelligence, intelligence analysis and information technology solutions. SOSi has been supporting the U.S. defense and intelligence community for more than 20 years.
“Although Kingfisher is expanding its footprint for the first time in support of a customer outside of the U.S., we are confident we can deliver top notch analytical services consistent with our government’s goals to transform intelligence analysis in Afghanistan” said Kingfisher Systems President Roy Reed. “Many of our current employees have extensive military and intelligence analysis experience and have served in a wide variety of assignments in the Middle East.” Additionally, Reed noted, that “our partner SOSi has been a great mentor to a small business and their formidable experience supporting military engagements will help us to ensure successful mission accomplishment.”
“U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan have been important clients of SOSi since the beginning of our military’s engagement there in 2002,” said Julian M. Setian, SOSi’s Chief Operating Officer. “We’re one of the very few companies in the defense services sector that truly understands the social, political and cultural dynamics in Afghanistan.”
The USFOR-A contract also demonstrates SOSi’s commitment to the small business community. “SOSi had numerous options for winning this important contract,” said SOSi Senior Vice President Marvin Furusho “But we chose to work with Kingfisher in the interest of building a long-term relationship that will enable us to provide a deeper pool of talent—not just to U.S. forces in Afghanistan, but to all of our clients worldwide.”
Kingfisher Systems and SOSi will augment USFOR-A with highly qualified intelligence analysts who are both intelligence professionals and cultural experts. “We employ many of the leading academic and military experts in that region of the world, and have among the longest-standing and most credible track records of performance in Afghanistan in the DoD contracting community,” said Setian.