Tag Archives: Puerto Rico

Matt Desch: Iridium’s Satellite Network Supported Hurricane Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico

Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch told NASASpaceflight.com in an interview published Tuesday how the company’s satellite network and devices worked to help first responders communicate and perform recovery operations in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico last year. “We could see this tremendous spike [in Puerto Rico and some …

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Siemens Proposes Mini-Grids for Puerto Rico’s Electric Power System; Alan Bloodgood Comments

A new white paper from Siemens has recommended the establishment of a series of 10 mini-grids designed to improve the resilience of Puerto Rico’s current energy infrastructure in the event of natural disasters. Siemens said Monday the proposed mini-grids throughout the U.S. territory will leverage the current energy infrastructure and …

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Iridium’s Scott Scheimreif: Small-Form-Factor Antennas With Broadband Connectivity to Back Mission-Critical Comms

Scott Scheimreif, executive vice president of government programs at Iridium Communications, has said he believes there will be an increased demand for small-form-factor antennas with agile broadband connectivity that work to support mobile communications during public safety and humanitarians missions. Scheimreif told MilsatMagazine in an interview how several relief organizations …

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Jacobs-CDM Smith JV Gets $100M FEMA Contract for Disaster Response Support

A joint venture between Jacobs Engineering Group and CDM Smith has received a potential $100 million contract to provide disaster response services for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The services will encompass public assistance recovery operations, construction, project management and technical support designed to alleviate damage in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria, Jacobs …

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CTC to Provide Research Support to FEMA Disaster Preparedness Unit; Ed Sheehan Comments

Concurrent Technologies Corp. has won a potential 21-month, $7.66 million contract from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide communications and research support services for FEMA’s individual and community preparedness division. CTC said Wednesday it will work with small business partners Action Research and Motivf to provide outreach, analysis, program and …

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Matt Desch: Iridium Satcom Systems Support Caribbean, Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Operations

Iridium Communications continues to provide satellite communications services in the Caribbean and Puerto Rico to aid hurricane recovery efforts, NASASpaceflight.com reported Saturday. Iridium CEO Matt Desch, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2017, told the publication that Iridium saw an increase in satcom demand in the Carribean and Puerto Rico “on …

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DynCorp Issued $75M Contract Change Order to Support US Relief Operations in Puerto Rico

DynCorp International has received a contract change order worth an estimated $75 million to provide base camp support over the next three months for U.S. military and civilian personnel conducting relief operations in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. The change order from the Army Contracting Command – Rock Island under the Logistics …

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Cubic Aids Hurricane Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico; Mike Twyman Comments

Cubic‘s mission solutions business unit has deployed satellite antennas and personnel across Puerto Rico to provide connectivity support to hurricane relief operations. The company said Monday its GATR antennas are currently working to deliver cellular and internet service in the island of Vieques to facilitate communications between residents, businesses, local government officials and relief …

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Matt Desch: Iridium Satellite Network Helps Meet Demand for Satcom Services in Hurricane-Hit Puerto Rico

Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch has said the company’s network of low-Earth orbit satellites works to accommodate satellite phone communications amid the high demand for satcom services in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, USA Today reported Friday. Desch said usage of satellite phones that usually lasts for three to five …

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PAR Technology Subsidiary to Operate, Maintain Air Force Global Communication Station

A PAR Technology subsidiary has received a $5.2 million subcontract from Delta Solutions & Strategies to support a U.S. Air Force-run global communication station in Puerto Rico. Rome Research Corp. will operate and maintain USAF’s Air Combat Command High Frequency Global Communication System-Puerto Rico Station, the company said Thursday. HFGCS-PRS is one of the …

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