Iron Bow Wins $150M IT Contract with Commerce Dept.

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Iron Bow Technologies, has been awarded a contract with the U.S. Department of Commerce for IT hardware focusing on network-related products. The five-year blanket delivery order, issued under the National Institutes of Health Electronic Commodities Store III, has an estimated total value of $150 million and has the potential to be available for use by any of Commerce’s 12 operating units, Iron...

Harris, Phacil Team to Update Space Launch Range Comm Network

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A consortium of companies such as Harris Corp. (NYSE:HRS) and Phacil has been awarded a three-year contract to update a network the Air Force uses to support voice and data transfers during space launch activities. Harris and Phacil will update the rocket test and launch communications infrastructure on the Eastern Range at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida, Harris said Monday. The multi-million dollar...

Air Force Taps 12 Firms for $6B NETCENTS-2 Operations, Infrastructure Contract

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Nine companies have won positions on a potential seven-year, $5.7 billion contract covering network operations and infrastructure services to the U.S. Air Force. The Air Force receive 29 offers for this portion of the Network-Centric Solutions-2 program through a small business competition, the Defense Department said Thursday. Air Force units are required to purchase the services through NETCENTS-2...

Hughes to Manage Intl Satellite Network under $69M Contract; Kamran Givpoor Comments

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Hughes Network Systems LLC has been awarded a $69 million contract to manage the global private satellite network of a Middle Eastern country. Hughes Network will deploy its HX satellite broadband system to maintain the foreign ministries’ satellite network and services across more than 100 countries for three years, the company said Monday. Kamran Givpoor, Hughes vice president of global services,...

AT&T, CSC to Jointly Develop Enterprise Cloud Tech; Mike Lawrie, Andy Geisse Comment

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AT&T (NYSE: T) and Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) have partnered to develop technologies that are intended to help global enterprises move to virtual cloud computing environments. The seven-year alliance combines CSC’s BizCloud and other cloud, consulting and applications services with AT&T’s network and infrastructure platform, the companies said Tuesday. Mike Lawrie, CSC president...

Rich Martin Joins LGS as CIO; Kevin Kelly Comments

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Rich Martin, former chief information officer at data communications provider Transaction Network Services, has joined LGS Innovations as CIO. The 20-year industry veteran will serve as technical and personnel leader at LGS and manage operations for activities related to information technology, the company said Tuesday. Kevin Kelly Kevin Kelly, LGS CEO, said Martin will play a key role in the Alcatel-Lucent...

General Dynamics Completes Fidelis Buy; Lou Von Thaer Comments

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has completed its acquisition of Fidelis Security Systems, a provider of cybersecurity tools for real-time network visibility, analysis and control. General Dynamics said Fidelis will become a part of its advanced information systems unit and did not disclose the value of the cash transaction. Lou Von Thaer, president of the AIS unit, said in a release the company provides...

CenturyLink Wins $233M For SSA Data Networking; Diana Gowen Comments

Diana Gowen CenturyLink Inc. (NYSE: CTL) has won a $233 million task order to provide data networking services to the Social Security Administration, the company announced Thursday. The company won the order through the General Services Administration‘s Networx program, which the company says is the federal government’s largest-ever telecommunications contract vehicle. “SSA touches...

Navy Accepting Bids On $4.5B NGEN Contract; HP’s Bill Toti Comments

DoD Image The U.S. Navy has issued its highly-anticipated request for proposals for a complete overhaul of its intranet under the potential $4.5 billion Next Generation Enterprise Network contract. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract will run up to five years, according to a Navy post on the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command‘s e-commerce website. Proposals will be accepted...

Navy Awards $500M in Network, Comm Equipment IDIQs

The U.S. Navy has awarded contracts potentially worth $500 million for network and communications equipment, the Defense Department announced Thursday. Contractors will provide the commercial off-the-shelf equipment and related incidental support under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, multiple award supply contract. Awardees include: Global Technology Resource Inc. Iron...