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TeleCommunication Systems Awarded $13.7 Million to Supply Managed Satellite Services to the U.S. Marine Corps

Sept. 11, 2014

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) announced that Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has exercised the first option year period under which TCS will 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 $13.7 million funding covers the first option year term, for the period from August 1, 2014 through July 31, 2015.

News Facts:

  • This contract 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.
  • The CS2 contract has a base term of three years, ending August 2015 with two subsequent one-year option terms.
  • TCS is one of eight prime contract awardees under the $2.6 billion CS2 vehicle, which was awarded in August 2012.
  • 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.
  • As real-world missions arise, TCS has created a cost-efficient managed services solution through a network of commercial satellite bandwidth pools that has the flexibility to increase bandwidth in one region and decrease bandwidth in another region, thereby supporting the Marine Corps' diverse operations.

TCS Government Solutions Group President Michael Bristol said: "With TCS' extensive past performance in VSAT, baseband, field support and managed services, our customer service and delivery continue to meet our customer's expectations. TCS has adapted to our customer requirements by building a flexible managed services network that provides on-demand surge and regional pooling of bandwidth. As we move into the second year of this global Ku bandwidth contract, we will continue to provide the Marine Corps with a communications network anywhere and anytime to support their critical missions." 

TCS' Government Solutions Group has a 27-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. Learn more at TCS Professional Services.