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  • Former Comtech SVP Jay Icard Named XTAR President, CEO - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Former Comtech SVP Jay Icard Named XTAR President, CEO

    Jay Icard, former senior vice president of strategic sales at Comtech Telecommunications‘ command and control technologies business, has joined XTAR as president and CEO of the Ashburn, Virginia-based commercial satellite operator. The 13-year industry veteran succeeds outgoing President Philip Harlow, who has led XTAR over the past eight years and will help ensure a smooth transition, the company said Monday. […] More

  • Comtech Subsidiary Gets Cyber Training Orders from Federal, Commercial Customers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Comtech Subsidiary Gets Cyber Training Orders from Federal, Commercial Customers

    A Comtech Telecommunications subsidiary has secured approximately $6.9 million in cybersecurity training orders from multiple federal government and commercial enterprise customers. TeleCommunication Systems received the orders through Comtech’s command and control technologies group, which is part of the company’s government solutions arm, Comtech said Thursday. The command and control technologies group provides mobile command, control, […] More

  • TCS Expands Reach of Text-to-911 Service; Lynne Houserman Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    TCS Expands Reach of Text-to-911 Service; Lynne Houserman Comments

    TeleCommunication Systems has deployed its text-to-911 messaging service to more than 700 public safety answering points located in 38 U.S. states and territories. The text-to-911 system works to help users send emergency messages to PSAPs via text telephone, direct Internet protocol and hypertext transfer protocol secure methods, TCS said Thursday. Lynne Houserman, senior vice president of […] More

  • TCS Patents Public Safety, Mapping, Messaging Services; Maurice Tose Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    TCS Patents Public Safety, Mapping, Messaging Services; Maurice Tose Comments

    TeleCommunication Systems Inc. has obtained new patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the company's public safety, mapping, messaging and location-based services. Among the patented systems, the Voice-over Internet Protocol E911 metro street address guide is intended to determine the location of a 911 caller, TCS said Wednesday. The company also obtained a patent […] More

  • TCS Obtains Army VSAT Sustainment Contract Funds - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    TCS Obtains Army VSAT Sustainment Contract Funds

    TeleCommunication Systems has been awarded $5 million in incremental funds to perform sustainment work on transportable very small aperture terminals of the U.S. Army. TCS said Wednesday it has received $23.6 million as partial funding to help the military branch sustain AN/TSC-198A VSATs under a potential three-year, $91 million contract. The contract is for the sustainment of Secret […] More

  • ISACA Authorizes TCS for Cyber Certification Program Training; Drew Morin Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ISACA Authorizes TCS for Cyber Certification Program Training; Drew Morin Comments

    TeleCommunication Systems' Art of Exploitation training group has been authorized by ISACA to provide skills-based training and performance-based exams in cloud environments under the nonprofit association's Cybersecurity Nexus certification program. ISACA's CSX program seeks to hone incident response skills among professionals during cyber attacks and corresponds with the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s National Initiative for Cybersecurity […] More

  • Iowa Clinic Picks TeleCommunication Systems Telemedicine Platform; Jay Whitehurst Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Iowa Clinic Picks TeleCommunication Systems Telemedicine Platform; Jay Whitehurst Comments

    TeleCommunication Systems has been selected to deploy its cloud-based telemedicine platform for the Iowa Clinic's project meant to remotely serve patients from multiple devices. The Iowa Clinic integrates TCS' VirtuMedix platform into the Iowa eClinic service to help healthcare providers reach patients through a virtual platform, TCS said Tuesday. “The Iowa Clinic joins the increasing […] More

  • TCS Lands Tennessee Contract Extension for 911 Platform; Curtis Sutton Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    TCS Lands Tennessee Contract Extension for 911 Platform; Curtis Sutton Comments

    TeleCommunication Systems has been awarded a six-year, $20 million contract extension to continue to provide integration and management services related to the implementation of its emergency communications platform across Tennessee. Tennessee residents will continue to use TCS' Next Generation 9-1-1 system to place calls and send emergency texts, videos and photos to communication dispatchers via […] More

  • TCS Releases Lynx Portable Router Portfolio for Public Sector Communications - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    TCS Releases Lynx Portable Router Portfolio for Public Sector Communications

    TeleCommunication Systems has unveiled its Lynx portfolio of portable routers that works to provide wireless broadband communications to law enforcement, public safety, special operations and other public-sector organizations. The company said Monday the product line includes Lynx Rugged Vehicle Router and Lynx Wearable Router and supports in-vehicle video surveillance, locations services, Vehicle Area Network and other mobile applications. “Public safety […] More

  • TCS Adds 14 US, 9 Foreign Patents in 2Q; Maurice Tose Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    TCS Adds 14 US, 9 Foreign Patents in 2Q; Maurice Tose Comments

    TeleCommunication Systems has added 14 U.S. patents and nine foreign patents for public safety, location-based services, GIS/mapping, messaging and wireless data technology during the second quarter of its current fiscal year year. The company said Thursday it purchased two of the new U.S. patents while the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued the other 12 U.S. patents. “This patent portfolio protects […] More

  • TCS to Continue Support for Marines Under $14M SATCOM Program Task Order - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    TCS to Continue Support for Marines Under $14M SATCOM Program Task Order

    TeleCommunication Systems will continue its Ku satellite bandwidth, terrestrial and 24-hour support for the Tactical Satellite Communications Network of the U.S. Marine Corps under a $14.2 million task order option in a previously awarded contract. TCS said Tuesday the task order is part of the Future Commercial SatCom Acquisition program of the General Services Administration and […] More

  • Northrop-Lockheed-TCS Team Completes IA Critical Design Review on AEHF Terminal - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop-Lockheed-TCS Team Completes IA Critical Design Review on AEHF Terminal

    The Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin and TeleCommunication Systems industry team is near hardware and software production for the Low Cost Terminal program after completing the critical design review on the terminal’s information assurance element. Northrop said Wednesday the review focused on the terminal’s protected communications function and used a payload engineering model of the Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite to test […] More

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