Savi wins DoD contract extension
Mountain View, Calif.-based Savi Logistics System has won a $41-million extension from the U.S. Transportation Command to sustain the Global Transportation Network command and control system, according to a release issued Monday.
The sustainment contract brings the total value of the GTN contract to $475 million since it was awarded to Savi's Bethesda, Maryland-based parent firm Lockheed Martin in 1995. The principal terms of the contract call on the Lockheed Martin team to continue to operate and maintain the GTN system, identify and resolve system operational issues, analyze user requirements, and support worldwide user operations.
The Web-based GTN system is an automated information system that provides a variety of U.S. government transportation users and service providers — in both the U.S. Defense Department and commercial sectors — with near real-time in-transit visibility and command and control capabilities.
The equivalent of a FedEx or UPS tracking system for the military, the GTN system integrates data from 30 different Defense information systems and 240 commercial carriers in the land, air and ocean transportation modes, according to Lockheed.
Users anywhere in the world can access and employ the GTN system for transportation and deployment information, enabling them to identify the location and scheduling of goods, deployed forces and support personnel. The GTN system, according to Lockheed, also ensures effective execution of operations by helping logistics commanders make better plans and decisions during peace and war.
Now nearing its second decade, the GTN system averages 4.5 million transactions daily and recently processed its 10 billionth transaction.