Salient continues communications support

April 10, 2012 at 12:07 PM
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FAIRFAX, Va., April 10 (UPI) -- U.S. military communications will continue to receive support from Salient Federal Solutions Inc. under a re-compete contract.

Salient -- a provider of information technology, engineering and intelligence analytic services -- said that the contract for Global Command Terrestrial Communications Satellite support is for three years and carries an expected value of about $80 million.

Support will specifically be given the Program Manager Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems, which oversees the installation, maintenance and modernization of strategic long-haul communication transmission systems, for which Salient has been a subcontractor for six years.

"Salient has lived this mission since its inception and no other contractor possesses a more meaningful, substantiated, or thorough understanding of the program and the corresponding requirements," says Salient Chief Operations Officer Bill Parker.

"We are proud to be able to continue to serve PM DCATS in its mission to support the ongoing, critical communications needs of the Department of Defense."

Salient said the work will be performed by its Command Center Network Solutions business unit, which conducts engineering, furnishing, installation, testing and transition services.

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