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NATO SELECTS BLACK & ROSSI AS PART OF JOINT MILITARY-PRIVATE SECTOR TEAM TO DEVELOP AND TEST A MULTI-NATIONAL COALITION LOGISTICS SYSTEM FOR IMPROVING WEAPONS SYSTEM READINESS, INTEROPERABILITY AND MAINTENANCE
    
THE WOODLANDS, TX – May 6, 2011— Black & Rossi, LLC, a leading military logistics and technology consulting firm, today announced its selection by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO to be part of a team of experts from the U.S. military and private industry tasked with analyzing, developing and testing the implementation of maintenance processes, maintenance tools and international data standards that can improve coalition weapons system readiness, interoperability and maintenance.

Scheduled to last 14 months, the NATO project will be executed in two phases. During the first phase, the team will focus on the analysis and exchange of data that leverages sense & respond logistics tools for improving the readiness and maintenance of battlefield weapons systems. The second phase will test actual maintenance and supply activities focusing on interoperability and integration with NATO’s multi-national forces.

Black & Rossi is an acknowledged, well-respected expert in sense & respond logistics—a combination of enterprise data sharing, condition-based maintenance and total life cycle management—that has become a central feature of the U.S. Marine Corps weapons systems maintenance concept. As part of the NATO team, Black & Rossi will bring that pioneering Department of Defense (DoD) expertise to bear for NATO-coalition forces. 

"Being selected as part of the prestigious NATO team is really a one-of-a-kind honor for our company," said Colonel (USMCR) Bill Black, Founder and President of Black & Rossi. "Working with the USMC and other DoD and private sector organizations over the past several years, we’ve made great headway in demonstrating the benefits of harnessing technology for better military readiness. Now, we look forward to sharing those lessons and practices with NATO.” 
 
ABOUT THE COMPANY: Since its inception in 2002, Black & Rossi has provided information technology, project planning and management, operational logistics consulting and other specialized services for a variety of private sector companies and Department of Defense clients including the United States Marine Corps and U.S. Army. Black's firm specializes in developing practical, workable solutions for extremely complex problems. For further information about Black & Rossi, visit the company's website at www.blackrossi.com or call 281-292-1022.