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The O'Gara Group Awarded $408 Million Blanket Purchase Agreement to Support Training for Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization

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SOURCE The O'Gara Group, Inc.

CINCINNATI, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The O'Gara Group, Inc. announced today that it has been competitively awarded a GSA blanket purchase agreement (BPA) for the Department of Defense's Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization's (JIEDDO) Joint Counter-IED Integration Training Program (JCITP) by the GSA Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM). The BPA awarded against GSA's federal supply schedules is worth up to $408 million over five years (one-year base and four one-year options) and has been awarded to the O'Gara team and three other companies.

JCITP is managed by JIEDDO and administered by GSA FEDSIM. Under the program, the O'Gara JCITP Team's responsibilities include program management and support in the rapidly growing areas of counter-IED training, training analysis support, institutionalization of lessons learned and short-term ad hoc training needs.

"The O'Gara Group is privileged to serve JIEDDO and the JCITP Program to provide essential training and support services," said James Noe, President of the O'Gara Training and Services LLC.  The JCITP contract will allow O'Gara to support the Warfighter and to save lives through delivery of current and relevant training.  O'Gara and its JCITP teammates are committed to responsible management, vigilant oversight of program costs, and most importantly, a relentless focus on this critical Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) training mission.

Bill O'Gara, CEO of The O'Gara Group, said "We are humbled and delighted to be selected to provide individual, collective, and unit C-IED training and training-related support for the Joint Counter IED Integration Training Program (JCITP).  This award further distinguishes O'Gara's capabilities to provide all aspects of security and counter-terrorism training including helping prepare US Government agencies to defeat IED threats wherever they may be."

The O'Gara Group, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, provides global security and defense products and services for use in counter-terrorism. The core executive team has over sixty years of experience in management and acquisition of defense and security businesses on a world-wide basis in both public and private companies. The O'Gara Group operates through three groups: Training and Services, Mobile Systems and Sensor Systems.

O'Gara enables its customers to effectively protect and preserve lives and assets by providing comprehensive security and counter-terrorism training both domestically and internationally; passenger vehicles with integrated ballistic and blast armor; and provides unique night vision, tagging, marking and locating technologies.

Customers include governments, military, homeland security, and commercial customers.

If you would like more information or to schedule an interview with Bill O'Gara, please contact:
Louise LaFayette
(513) 338-0620
Louise.lafayette@ogaragroup.com

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