The contract, awarded by U.S. Intelligence and Security Command, called
for the recruitment of up to 7,000 translators from Iraq and the United
States. Under the program, GLS would employ up to 6,000 locally-hired
translators and up to 1,000 U. S. citizens with security clearances who are
native speakers of languages spoken in Iraq.
DynCorp has billions of dollars worth of security contracts with the
State Department, particularly in bolstering the protection of U.S. embassy
personnel. McNeil recruits and deploys linguists, including in Iraq.
This was the third time GLS has won such an army contract. The last
contract to GLS was awarded in December 2007 amid a protest by a rival firm.
On Feb. 15, 2008, GLS won the award for a third time.
"Under the contract, GLS will provide foreign-language interpretation
and translation services to the U.S. Army and other U.S. government agencies
supporting OIF, including embedded Iraqi translators who operate with U.S.
forces," GLS said.