Over 15-Year History of Providing Passport Services Continues
ARLINGTON, Va., March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stanley, Inc.
(NYSE: SXE), a leading provider of systems integration and professional
services to the U.S. federal government, today announced that it was awarded a
five-year, $570 million contract to continue support of the U.S. Department of
State, Bureau of Consular Affairs/Passport Services Directorate. Services
include production, operational and business process support training,
procurement, administration and evaluation of critical supplies, and
facilities management support at the four Passport Centers and 14 Passport
Agencies nationwide along with the Headquarters' support offices.
The Department of State produced more than 18 million U.S. passports in
the past year. Passport production for 2008 is estimated to be significantly
higher, due primarily to increased demand as a result of the Western
Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI). With the award of this contract, Stanley
will continue its key role supporting the Department of State and providing
timely services to the American public.
"Stanley is honored to continue its support services to the Department of
State," said Phil Nolan, Stanley's chairman, president and CEO. "We will
dedicate all resources necessary to assist Passport Services during this time
of unprecedented growth and increasing demand resulting from the WHTI."
"For more than 15 years, Stanley and our team members have had the
privilege of supporting our customer's critical mission," added Paul Belanger,
Stanley senior vice president. "This award is a testament to the dedicated
customer service that our employees provide to the Department of State and we
look forward to supporting Passport Services over the next five years under
This contract award follows Stanley's announcement in December 2007 that
it had begun construction of a secure passport production center in Tucson,
Ariz., expected to begin operations in spring 2008. The Tucson Passport Center
and an existing facility in Hot Springs, Ark., opened in March 2007, were
authorized under a 10-year Department of State contract in October 2006,
initially valued at $164 million. Stanley oversees operations and the
printing, quality control and mailing of U.S. passports and other travel
documents at these locations.
The company began its relationship with the Department of State in 1992
when it assisted in establishing the National Passport Center in Portsmouth,
N.H. Since that time, Stanley has expanded its services to support passport
operations at all 18 locations nationwide.
Stanley (NYSE: SXE) is a leading provider of information technology
services and solutions to U.S. defense and federal civilian government
agencies. Stanley offers its customers systems integration solutions and
expertise to support their mission-essential needs at any stage of program,
product development or business lifecycle through five service areas: systems
engineering, enterprise integration, operational logistics, business process
outsourcing, and advanced engineering and technology. Headquartered in
Arlington, Va., the company has more than 3,500 employees at over 100
locations in the U.S. and worldwide. In 2008 and 2007, Stanley was recognized
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