The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, awarded a $524.4 million contract today to Kiewit/Phelps, JV of Omaha, Neb. to replace the existing USSTRATCOM headquarters complex at Offutt AFB, Neb. The new facility will serve as the Command and Control Facility (C2) for the U.S. Strategic Command. "This contract award offers taxpayers the best bang for their buck," said Col. Joel Cross, Omaha District Commander. "Instead of going to the lowest bidder, the contract was awarded as a best-value procurement which provides the government with the best technical team and approach and price within the authorized amount." The 915,876 square-foot facility will replace the existing 1950-era headquarters building.
"This new facility isn't just a brick and mortar building," said Gen. C. Robert Kehler, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command. "What will go on in the facility is unique in terms of the computer systems, the decision support systems, the information technology and the supporting networks that put everything together so that we are prepared to continue to perform our deterrence mission far into the future."
"The Corps has a long history supporting military construction projects in peace and war," said Cross. "We look forward to constructing this facility to meet STRATCOM’s current and emerging mission needs."
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