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March 25th, 2020

National Guard Bureau Awards VSAT Contract to NIC4

NIC4 Inc., a division of Network Innovations, Inc. that specializes in the development and delivery of turn-key SATCOM solutions, has been awarded a Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) modernization and support contract for the National Guard Bureau (NGB).

The Joint Incident Site Communications Capability (JISCC) Block 2E (B2E) is a modernization effort stemming from JISCC Block 2 and Block 2C. Under the terms of the agreement, NIC4 will replace existing, dated, VSAT terminals with fully integrated 1.2m Auto-acquire systems. NIC4, along with its strategic partners — ADS, Inc., Sat-Lite Technologies and Terrasat Communications, Inc. — will provide the JISCC B2E program with a solution that is both innovative and of tremendous value.

NIC4's Maverick antenna.

This contract gives the National Guard the ability to use the new JISCC B2E VSAT terminals on the already contracted NIC4 MAVERICK VSAT Network. NIC4 will provide Tier 1 and Tier 2 Technical Support for both the satellite service and VSAT hardware. Utilizing a single vendor for support allows for a streamlined and efficient process versus having to deal with multiple vendors for technical support.

NIC4 provides mission critical communication solutions to U.S. Government Agencies and other Department of Defense (DoD) entities. NIC4 will contribute their expertise to this program through the firm's highly trained team, strong industry relationships, access to a global network of industry professionals, and expanded access to an ever-growing innovative solutions portfolio.

Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson, NIC4 Program Manager, stated that the NGB is a high-profile customer with an extremely important, yet sensitive mission. NIC4 is proud to be able to offer them reliable, agile, VSAT services as well as the latest technology in the remote site equipment systems. The combination of the new VSAT modernization equipment and the existing NIC4 MAVERICK VSAT Network allows the NGB to deliver its mission requirements with high reliability.

Darren Gibbons, NIC4 Director of Business Development, added that NIC4 is extremely excited to bring this fully integrated VSAT solution to the NGB. The company looks forward to deploying these new units using the existing NIC4 MAVERICK VSAT Network that’s providing the NGB with its global satellite communication requirements. Combining NIC4's leading-edge services with this new hardware, the company is able to provide a formula for success well into the future.

NIC4 (part of the Network Innovations Group) is a satellite communications integrator focused on the provision and support of systems, which enables the US Government to stay connected anywhere. Incorporated in 2011 as the Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4) division, NIC4 drives communication and connection solutions capitalizing on a team of industry professionals strategically located throughout the United States and Southwest Asia. NIC4 specializes in the successful development and delivery of turn-key communications solutions for the military, public safety, and government agencies. Integrating terrestrial and satellite communication technologies, NIC4’s value rests with the firm's custom design and the ability to deliver agile and secure mission critical connectivity solutions that enable teams to effectively communicate... anywhere.