Tag Archives: satellite services

GSA Picks 16 Small Firms for $15B On-Ramp Building Maintenance & Operations Phase I IDIQ

The General Services Administration has awarded 16 small businesses spots on the first phase of a potential $15B, 10-year contract to provide building maintenance and operations support for federal agencies at zone 1. A FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday says the companies will vie for task orders under the small business track …

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Speedcast Makes Government Satcom Market Push Through $135M Globecomm Buy

Satellite communications company Speedcast International has agreed to purchase Hauppauge, N.Y.-based Globecomm Systems from affiliates of Tennenbaum Capital Partners and HPS Investment Partners for approximately $135M to expand footprint across the government, enterprise and maritime sectors. Australia-based Speedcast said Monday it expects the transaction to conclude in the fourth quarter of …

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Iridium Eyes Certification as Global Maritime Distress Safety Systems Service Provider

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 14, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) is working to secure certification from the International Maritime Organization as an authorized mobile satellite services provider in support of global maritime distress safety systems, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Tuesday it aims to become a recognized GMDSS service provider by …

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DoD Gets Access to Inmarsat Mobile Satcom Services Via COMSAT

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 26, 2017 — Inmarsat‘s Global Xpress and Broadband Global Area Network satellite services will be available to the Defense Department through value-added reseller COMSAT under a blanket purchase agreement, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. COMSAT will utilize the networks to support Internet Protocol-based mobile satellite communications for DoD users around the world, Inmarsat said …

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SpeedCast International Closes CapRock Communications Business Buy

Global satellite services company SpeedCast International has completed its $425 million cash acquisition of the CapRock Communications business from Harris (NYSE: HRS). Harris said Tuesday it will use proceeds from the sale to reduce debt and return more cash to shareholders. CapRock was part of the Melbourne, Florida-based military radio manufacturer’s critical networks segment and offers managed satellite, …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, Hughes’ Rick Lober Talk Potential Benefits of Satcom-as-a-Service

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 24, 2016 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch,  senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, believes collaboration is key to drive the adoption of a new procurement model for satellite services at the Defense Department, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a blog entry posted Friday that the …

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DigitalGlobe: Public-Private Partnerships to Boost Innovation, Cut Costs in Satellite Tech

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 1, 2015 — DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) urges the U.S. government to pursue continued partnerships with commercial satellite services providers through budget management strategies and innovation initiatives, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said in a blog entry posted Nov. 24 public-private partnerships will help the government achieve cost …

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Inmarsat Extends Global Xpress Coverage to Americas, Atlantic Govt Users

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 5,  2015 — Inmarsat has expanded the coverage of the Global Xpress satellite communications network to serve the public sector in the Americas and the Atlantic Ocean region, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Satnews reported Tuesday the new coverage adds to Global Xpress’ public-sector satellite services in Asia, Africa, Europe and …

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