Rivada, 308 Systems Awarded Piece of DHS TacCom Contract (7/24/12)
As part of a team led by Rivada Port Graham Solutions, 308 Systems of Fort Collins, Colo., was awarded a five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for tactical communications equipment and services.
The DHS contract has a $3 billion ceiling and represents an effort by DHS to establish a multivendor approach to implementing public-safety communications.
As part of the contract, the companies will provide DHS and its partner agencies a full array of tactical communications commodity products, infrastructure and services. The contract specifies that the team will deliver products and services under infrastructure and operational and maintenance services.
The White House Communications Agency (WHCA), as well as the departments of Interior, State and Justice will also have access to order command and communications products through these contracts as DHS partner agencies.
Rivada Networks has offices in Colorado Springs, Colo., as well as New York and Ireland. "We are honored to be a part of this impressive team led by Rivada and are confident that the DHS will develop an abiding reliance on our … mobile command and communications technologies," said Mark Lueker, director of the advanced projects group at 308 Systems.
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