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June 16, 2011

Air Force Awards $19 Million NETCENTS Task Order to Telos Corporation

Telos Corporation has announced that it was recently awarded a new $19 million task order by the Air Force’s Electronic Systems Center, Cyber Integration Division Hanscom AFB, Mass. The new task order was made through the Network Centric Solutions (NETCENTS) contract vehicle.

Under the task order, Telos will deploy a Second Generation Wireless Local Area Network (2G WLAN) at Air Force bases across different locations across the globe. Through this project, Telos will integrate both sites with existing wireless installations and sites without any wireless coverage. To ensure success of this project, Telos will carry out site surveys, design both core and expansion wireless networks, obtain components, provide sustainment services, conduct comprehensive engineering studies, and provide on-site training. The company will additionally set up a 24x7 call center for ongoing support enterprise-wide.

In a release, Brendan Malloy, senior vice president and general manager of the company’s Secure Networks group said that “NETCENTS orders for the year are off to a hot start. We are receiving orders for a wide range of wireless projects, continuing our long history of providing Air Force warfighters with capabilities that enhance their mission effectiveness.”

Telos is one of the main contractors on the five-year NETCENTS contract vehicle. The contract was recently extended by the government for an additional period of two years. NETCENTS is an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract which provides the Air Force, the Department of Defense and other federal agencies with a single vehicle for the purchase of network-centric information technologies, networking equipment, and services, in addition to voice, video and data communications hardware and software and telephony solutions from preferred contractors. The NETCENTS contract vehicle benefits the federal government as it effectively brings down the time-to-market for critical networking and communications equipment and services.

Telos Corporation has been providing innovative IT solutions and services to the federal government for more than 30 years. The corporation has in particularly been focusing on cybersecurity since 1997. The company’s solutions make it easy for the government’s most security-conscious organizations to align themselves with demanding federal and DoD information security mandates. Some of the Telos solutions include Xacta (News - Alert) IA Manager for enterprise IT security management, enterprise security consulting services, secure networks, secure enterprise messaging, and secure identity management solutions.

Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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