[SatNews] TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), announced that the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has exercised its second year task order option for TCS to continue to provide Ku- satellite bandwidth, terrestrial support and 24-hour support services for the U.S. Marine Corps’ Tactical Satellite Communications Network. The additional $14.2 million funding covers the period from August 1, 2015 through July 31, 2016.
This task order was issued under the joint DISA/GSA Future Commercial Satcom Acquisition program. The U.S. General Services Administration and DISA are managing this procurement through the $2.6 billion Custom SATCOM Solutions (CS2) contract vehicle; TCS is one of eight prime contract awardees of CS2.
TCS is providing the Marine Corps. with commercial satellite services to various terminals in order to extend the Marine Corps Enterprise Network for deployed users.
TCS Government Solutions Group President Michael Bristol said, “TCS is dedicated to delivering communications solutions that exceed today's most demanding government satellite requirements. Moving into the third year of this global Ku-bandwidth contract, we stand fully committed as the Marine Corps’ innovative partner to bring a flexible managed services network anywhere and anytime in support of their critical missions.”
TCS’ Government Solutions Group has a 28-year track record as a proven, trusted provider of communication technology solutions to the government's technical challenges, under conditions that demand the highest level of reliability, availability and security. TCS satellite communications experience includes standards-compliant design as well as technically advanced production, deployment, installation, operation, service and maintenance. TCS’ dedicated Operations and Maintenance division currently supports thousands of systems around the globe, ensuring that products and turnkey solutions are supported and available in their intended environments.