Satellite Technology Feature Article
TeleCommunication Systems One among Eight Awardees of the Custom SATCOM Solutions Contract
By Jyothi Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor
TeleCommunication Systems (News - Alert), Inc. (TCS) recently bagged a Custom SATCOM Solutions (CS2) contract that enables the Department of Defense (DoD) and federal civilian agencies to buy TCS end-to-end, turnkey solutions that incorporate commercial satellite communication services through both the General Services Administration (GSA (News - Alert)) and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).
TCS was one among eight awardees to win this Indefinite Delivery - Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, with an estimated ceiling of $2.6 billion over five years. It is part of the Future Commercial Satellite Communications Services Acquisition (FCSA) strategy established by the GSA and DISA.
This project is initiated to consolidate transponded capacity (satellite bandwidth), subscription services (including terminal and bandwidth combinations) and end-to-end solutions contracting vehicles into one program for getting custom satellite communication solutions from a select group of qualified contractors.
"This award significantly expands TCS access to business opportunities well-suited to TCS TotalCom solutions,” said Michael Bristol, TCS senior vice president and general manager of Government Solutions. “For the next several years, CS2 will be the main contract vehicle for the DoD and federal civilian agencies to purchase commercial satcom solutions. This contract vehicle aligns perfectly with our business model. We are a value-added systems integrator that provides mission-critical Total Communication Solutions consisting of deployable satcom equipment, managed satcom network services and field support staff."
TCS has been offering communication technology solutions to a government that helps in solving toughest technical challenges. The company’s TCS TotalCom is easily deployable, offering highly secure communication solutions and complete end-to-end managed services for converged (IP-based) voice, video and data solutions to organizations requiring seamless and secure connectivity between fixed sites and remote operations.
Headquartered in Annapolis, MD, TCS maintains technical, service and sales offices around the world.
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Edited by Braden Becker