Thursday, June 8, 2006

DOJ Nationwide Wireless Network RFP Begins Final Phase

The Department of Justice selected vendor teams led by General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin to compete in the final phase of the multi-billion dollar Integrated Wireless Network (IWN) competition. Lockheed Martin is leading a team of vendors on the bid.

IWN will provide secure, interoperable nationwide wireless communications for more than 80,000 federal law enforcement agents and officers and support multi-agency operations between the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security and Treasury.

IWN is jointly managed by the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security and Treasury. The government plans to award an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract with a base period of five years, with two additional five-year options.

The Department of Justice said that by providing near-instant communication availability and system response, highly reliable communications, and physical and encryption security features that minimize interception of sensitive communications, IWN will make law enforcement and protective operations more effective, efficient and safe.


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