Satnews Daily
September 24th, 2014

Department of Defense (DoD) + ViaSat—Overseeing Encryption (Comms)

[SatNews] ViaSat Inc., Carlsbad, California, is being awarded a maximum $50,000,000 indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract with a five-year ordering period for NSA Type 1 certified High Assurance Internet Protocol Encryptor (HAIPE) devices.

The contract also includes work on associated ancillary items for various Special Operations Forces deployable nodes and product distribution systems satellite systems. The work will be performed in Carlsbad, California.

Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $1,518,800 are being obligated at time of award. This was a sole-source acquisition in accordance with FAR 6.302-1. U.S. Special Operations Command is the contracting activity (H92222-14-D-0062).

A HAIPE Device is a HAIPIS (High Assurance Internet Protocol Interoperability Specification) compliant INFOSEC (Information Security) gateway that creates Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) between networks that send secure data. HAIPIS is a set of standards and requirements that were created by the National Security Agency (NSA) to ensure one HAIPE device will be able to interface and operate with another HAIPE device, all the while ensuring the transmission of correct data encryption and decryption through the protected net.

These ViaSat devices will be used in networks where classified data is to be transmitted over unsecure connections, such as the Internet.

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