KEI Pearson Inc. won a four-year, $4.2 million contract from the Army to provide technical and administrative services to support the global war on terrorism.

The contract was awarded by the Army's Program Management Defense Wide Transmission Systems division. The division is seeking ways to speed deployment of information-technology hardware and software to the military, said Shayne Sullivan, senior program manager at Arlington-based KEI Pearson.

The contract is part of the Army's larger transformation effort to improve training, logistics and combat support for its forces as well as provide a technical structure for guiding fighting and procurement. It will tie together disparate hardware, training, logistics and operational systems so that "the actual solution is provided to the war fighter in half the time," Sullivan said.

KEI Pearson is to provide analytical, instructional and documentation services for integrated logistics support. Integrated logistics support refers to the coordinated management of all logistics functions needed for performance and maintenance of systems and equipment, including, storage, transportation, testing and training.

KEI Pearson also is to analyze the Army's new equipment-training documentation, and it is to support the Army's training operations.

KEI Pearson has worked with the Army's enterprise integration initiatives in logistics support, combat support and systems modernization for 14 years. The company provides similar services to the Air Force and is bidding on work for the Defense Department's intelligence agencies, Sullivan said.

KEI Pearson, a unit of Pearson Government Solutions Inc., provides knowledge management, education and training services to the federal government. It employs more than 250 workers and had revenue of $40 million last year, the company said. Pearson Government Solutions, also of Arlington, designs, builds, and operates technology systems for the commercial and government sectors.

Roseanne Gerin is a staff writer with Washington Technology. For more details on this and other technology contracts, go to www.washingtontechnology.com.