Thursday, October 28, 2010

GSA and DISA Award Satellite Contract to Hughes

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) selected Hughes Network Systems to provide commercial satellite communications under new a new contract created by the GSA and Defense Intelligence Systems Agency's (DISA) Future COMSATCOM Services Acquisition (FCSA) program.

Under the terms of the contract (GS-35F-0907P), Hughes may provide government agencies within the continental United States with satellite-based Internet, voice, data, and video services; emergency response/disaster recovery voice and data networks; connectivity to the Internet via satellite services through portable satellite IP modems; and other pre-existing, pre-engineered fixed/mobile/hybrid satellite services. Hughes also will provide network management, monitoring, engineering, integration and operations necessary to deliver key services.

"Hughes is proud to be among the first companies awarded the opportunity to compete for government satellite requirements under the FCSA program," said Tony Bardo, assistant vice president for government solutions at Hughes. "Satellite broadband services support critical mission requirements ranging from military and homeland security communications-on-the-move activities, to civilian and state/local government requirements for emergency preparedness, telework, back-up communications networks to support Land Mobile Radio (LMR), and remote Internet access. We are excited to begin providing Hughes subscription services throughout the U.S. utilizing our award-winning SPACEWAY 3 satellite and advanced HX System, and transponded capacity worldwide."

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