Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Verizon Wins US Army Contract

Verizon was awarded help modernize and upgrade the telecommunications infrastructure on U.S. Army posts, camps and stations worldwide over the next decade.

Verizon Business, through its Federal Network Systems (FNS) arm, was among ten prime contractors chosen by the Army to participate in future bidding for task orders in its $4 billion Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Infrastructure Modernization (IMOD) program. Each contractor is guaranteed a minimum amount of the overall program


IMOD is a 10-year contract effort managed by the Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems, Fort Belvoir, Va.; and Project Manager, Defense Communications and Army Switched Systems, Fort Monmouth, N.J., to update fiber-optic cable and wireless communications facilities at major Army facilities. Voice, data and video systems will be integrated into a single communications system.

The IMOD project replaces the Digital Switched Systems Modernization Program (DSSMP), which expires in June 2007.


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