Tag Archives: communications

Serco Awards $600M Navy Contract for Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Asset Support Services; Dave Dacquino Quoted

Dave Dacquino Chairman and CEO Serco Inc.

The U.S. Navy has awarded Serco Inc. a potential $600 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to support the Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP) Ashore Sustainment Program by providing software, hardware and firmware maintenance services. Serco said Thursday the contract has an initial delivery order worth $153 million.

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BAE Acquires Electronics Developer Pulse Power and Measurement

BAE Systems

BAE Systems has acquired Pulse Power and Measurement (PPM), a developer and manufacturer of high-end electronics, in an effort to enable BAE to further advance its strategic objective to develop and grow its capabilities in secure systems and information exploitation. “Pulse Power and Measurement Limited and BAE Systems are an excellent fit," said Ian Muldowney, COO and engineering director, BAE Systems' Air Sector.

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Red River to Deliver Data Services Under CALNET Program; Ross Woodley Quoted

Ross Woodley Chief Programs Officer Red River

Red River has been awarded a five-year contract with the California Department of Technology's (CDT) California Network and Telecommunications (CALNET) Program to deliver next-generation data network and communication services to the State of California. “We are excited to be able to support the State of California with leading edge, cloud-based communications services,“ said Ross Woodley, Red River's chief programs officer.

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Northrop Secures $3.6B USAF Contract for Aircraft Comm Node Support; Ben Davies Quoted

Ben Davies Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $3.6 billion indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the U.S. Air Force to continue Battlefield Airborne Communications Node operations, sustainment and support. “We are honored to work with the Air Force to continue to bring the critical gateway communications capabilities of the BACN program to U.S. warfighters operating around the world,“ said Ben Davies, vice president and general manager of networked information solutions division at Northrop.

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Viasat Moves to Acquire RigNet for $222M to Diversify Portfolio

Rick Baldridge President

Viasat has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire RigNet, a provider of ultra-secure, intelligent networking solutions and specialized applications. Viasat will purchase the company in an all-stock transaction worth approximately $222 million. “With the acquisition of RigNet, we are accelerating the diversification of our connectivity portfolio and establishing a global foundation for expansion of our remote enterprise service offerings,“ said Rick Baldridge, Viasat's president and CEO. 

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Operational Resilience, Budget Realities Among Key Themes in PSC's Biennial Acquisition Policy Survey; Alan Chvotkin Quoted

Alan Chvotkin EVP and Counsel PSC

A new Professional Services Council survey has identified five themes based on interviews with more than 22 government officials from 10 federal agencies and one of those is operational resilience and adaptability of the workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. Government respondents in the 2020 Biennial Acquisition Policy Survey: A New Paradigm said procurement offices shifted to telework with minimal interruptions to business operations.

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AT&T Secures $311M NOAA Task Order to Modernize Network; Chris Smith Quoted

Chris Smith

AT&T has been awarded a ten-year, $311 million task order from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to deliver modern networking capabilities and advanced technologies. "This task order award is testimony to our capability to deliver robust and reliable services at scale and manage them end-to-end to help government agencies like NOAA improve mission fulfillment," said Chris Smith, vice president of civilian and shared services at AT&T Public Sector and FirstNet.

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NASA Seeks Feedback on Draft Requirements for Advanced Enterprise Global IT Solutions Contract

NASA has asked industry for comments on its proposed requirements as it develops a solicitation for the acquisition of telecommunications systems and services in support of the mission of the agency's office of the chief information officer. A request for information posted Tuesday says NASA is developing a solicitation for the Advanced Enterprise Global Information Technology Solutions contract, which seeks to increase the use of network automation and automated segmentation, improve mission management and achieve cost-effective and flexible communications services.

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