METIS Solutions Awarded Prime Contract for Human Capital and Training Solutions
Arlington, VA (PRWEB) June 28, 2016
METIS Solutions, LLC announced today it has been selected as a prime contractor for the General Services Administration’s (GSA’s) Human Capital and Training Solutions (HCaTS) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ). METIS was awarded both Pool 1 – with a ceiling amount of $3.45Billion and Pool 2 – with a ceiling amount of $2.3 Billion.
METIS Solutions LLC: Helping Global Entities Navigate Difficult Terrain
Mary Beth Long has spent her entire adult life in male-dominated fields. But few men or women alive today have served, and led, with such distinction. Or achieved such success.
First in her family to graduate from college, at 23, Long joined the CIA and became an undercover operative for over a decade. She earned her J.D., joined one of the nation’s most prestigious law firms, and was later the first woman confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East, Europe and Africa. In this role, Long was responsible for formulating policy, including for the ground wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Recap: METIS Sponsor of Rebuild Afghanistan Summit
On March 28, 2014, at the School of International Studies (SAIS) for Johns Hopkins University, the Rebuild
Afghanistan Summit, sponsored by METIS, held a symposium presenting emerging business, social, and policy trailblazers who are
leading Afghanistan’s transformation. The conference attendees had a wide variety of specific interests in Afghanistan but were focused on one aspect – the need to look beyond 2014 to a new and rising Afghanistan. METIS Program Manager Bradford Pupello organized and directed the event, and METIS President Michael Waltz served as a panelist.
For a detailed recap of the summit, please see the Rebuild Afghanistan Summit newsletter here.
Iran faces crisis in water supply (NYTimes)
“LAKE URMIA, Iran – After driving for 15 minutes over the bottom of what was once Iran’s largest lake, a local environmental official stepped out of his truck, pushed his hands deep into his pockets and silently wandered into the great dry plain, as if searching for what he knew he would never find.
Just an hour earlier, on a cold winter day here in western Iran, the official, Hamid Ranaghadr, had recalled how as recently as a decade ago, cruise ships filled with tourists plied the lake’s waters in search of flocks of migrating flamingos.
Now, the ships are rusting in the mud and the flamingos fly over the remains of the lake on their way to more hospitable locales. According to figures compiled by the local environmental office, only 5 percent of the water remains.”
NYTimes – U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan could hurt CIA drone program
“WASHINGTON – The risk that President Obama may be forced to pull all American troops out of Afghanistan by the end of the year has set off concerns inside the American intelligence agencies that they could lose their air bases used for drone strikes against Al Qaeda in Pakistan and for responding to a nuclear crisis in the region.
Until now, the debate here and in Kabul about the size and duration of an American-led allied force in Afghanistan after 2014 had focused on that country’s long-term security. But these new concerns also reflect how troop levels in Afghanistan directly affect long-term American security interests in neighboring Pakistan, according to administration, military and intelligence officials.”