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RigNet Announces GSA Contract and CMMC Level 5

March 25, 2020

RigNet has been awarded a five-year U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) for Information Technology Professional Services contract. This contract includes (3) 5 year renewal periods for a potential contract term of 20 years. Through the GSA Information Technology Large Category - federal, state and local governments now have access to RigNet’s state-of-the-art global networking solutions, enhanced cybersecurity, military-grade hardware encryption and real-time machine learning applications.

“RigNet has a 40-year track record of delivering reliable, high speed and high security communications to the harshest, most remote environments around the world,” said Steve Pickett, CEO and President of RigNet. “We are proud to offer these capabilities to support military and government agencies through this new GSA contract.”

RigNet has also instituted the 171 practices to meet Level 5 under the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). While there are currently no formal third party certifications for the CMMC, RigNet is prepared to be certified at the highest level when third party certification becomes available. The CMMC is designed to provide increased assurance to the DoD that a Federal Contractor can adequately protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) at a level commensurate with the risk.

“Even unclassified government communications are sensitive,” said retired Rear Admiral Jamie Barnett, RigNet’s Senior Vice President for Government Services. “In addition to the CMMC, RigNet’s encryption technology, Cyphre, has been validated for FIPS 140-2, further demonstrating RigNet’s best-in-class cybersecurity posture by providing our clients ultra secure data and networking solutions while maintaining high-speeds and reducing overhead on satellite networks.”

With this announcement, RigNet recognizes the work of the many veterans at the company who were instrumental in achieving GSA listing and our CMMC Level 5 self-certification. “We thank our veterans for their contributions,” added Steven Pickett, “and look forward to bringing our technology, expertise and outstanding service to our government customers.”

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