US-based IT consultant CACI International has secured a $174m contract to provide mission expertise and solutions to the US Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC).

CACI will carry out research, analysis and development for various machinery and structural maintenance programmes under MSC.

This work will focus on minimising ownership costs and technical risks while providing enhanced fleet safety, readiness, availability and reliability.

In addition, CACI will provide new reliability, availability, maintainability and safety (RAMS), quality and life extension engineering for research, development, testing and evaluation (RDT&E) to support MSC.

The contract also includes lifecycle engineering RDT&E support and quality assurance planning, as well as analysis and condition-based maintenance (CBM) research and analysis.

CACI’s solutions and expertise together are expected to improve the machinery, equipment, systems and structural performance of the naval vessels.

The related work will be carried out in Washington DC, Norfolk and Virginia, along with deployments to shipyards worldwide based on MSC ship availabilities.

CACI CEO and president John Mengucci said: “Joint warfighters rely on MSC to deliver agile logistics, strategic sealift and specialised missions anywhere in the world and at any time.

“CACI’s support will help ensure readiness and mission effectiveness.”

The latest task order (TO) was awarded under a multiple-award contract (MAC) vehicle of the US Department of Defense Information Analysis Centre (DoD IAC).

The DoD IAC is sponsored by the Defence Technical Information Centre and the associated MAC TOs are primarily awarded by the 774th Enterprise Sourcing Squadron, assigned under the US Air Force.

Based in Reston, Virginia, CACI provides IT consulting and outsourcing services for several branches of the US Government, including defence, homeland security, intelligence and healthcare.

In 2020, the US Navy awarded the company a single-award TO for providing engineering, technical and planning services to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine.