William Wassink, chief executive officer of Saya Defense Services, Inc. of Abilene, announced Oct. 3 that the company has been awarded a sub-contract as part of an Africa Peacekeeping Program multiple award for an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with the U.S. Department of State.
The primary contractor is Triple Canopy, Inc., a Constellis company.
“We are honored to work with Triple Canopy to support the United States government’s commitment to bringing peace and stability to Africa,” Wassink said.
Headquartered in Abilene with offices in Arlington, Va., and Nairobi, Kenya, Saya Defense Services, Inc. provides consulting, research, analysis, technical and operational support services to governments and private companies supporting the defense, intelligence, law enforcement, diplomatic and international development communities.
The overall contract has a maximum value of $1.5 billion for all seven awardees.
The U.S. Department of State uses peacekeeping operations funds for regional stability initiatives by working with African countries and regional organizations to enhance their capacity to prevent, manage and resolve conflicts. The Department of State uses tools such as security sector reform and technical support for African peacekeeping forces to enhance African stability.
The Department of State has a number of programs and initiatives throughout Africa, including programs in South Sudan, Mali, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Cote d’Ivoire and activities working with the Economic Community of West African States and the African Union.