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Air Force Awards $7B Piece of Second NetCents IDIQ; Rene LaVigne Comments

Rene LaVigne, Iron Bow

The U.S. Air Force has awarded $6.9 billion in contracts for networking and information technology equipment, the Defense Department announced Monday.

The award covers the products portion of the NetCents II contract, which has an overall ceiling value of $24.2 billion, according to Deltek.

Companies will provide commercial-off-the-shelf products for the Air Force’s Internet protocol network.

Awardees on the multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quanity contract include:

  • General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) information technology unit
  • Global Technology Resources Inc.
  • GTSI Corp.
  • Iron Bow Technologies

Iron Bow President and CEO Rene LaVigne said in a release that the Chantilly, Va.-based technology provider will support the branch’s efforts for data centers, collaboration, communications, biometrics and IT.

The companies will also provide the branch with networking equipment, servers and storage, peripherals, multimedia, software, biometric hardware and associated software.

This contract supports global information grid architecture, defense information infrastructure, Air Force and defense communications systems info-structure for computer networks and telecommunications network mission areas.

Work will occur at various Air Force facilities and the Pentagon expects work to finish on July 31, 2022.

Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. is the contracting activity.

The Air Force recently increased the ceiling value of the original NetCents contract by $700 million before it expires this fall.

That vehicle originally had a $9 billion ceiling and $8.7 billion was ordered against the contract as of March.

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