Lockheed joins DHS communications program

May 8, 2012 at 3:56 PM
Sign up for our Security Newsletter

ORLANDO, Fla., May 8 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin has been picked by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to provide support services for the agency's Tactical Communications program.

The contract awarded is an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity award with a base period of two years, plus three one-year options. A total of 30 companies are eligible under the award to compete for task orders, but Lockheed Martin is only one of five firms eligible to compete for work in all five core categories of the TACCOM program.

"Protecting national security requires good tactical communication for situational awareness and coordination," said June Shrewsbury, vice president of technical services within Lockheed Martin's Global Training and Logistics business. "Lockheed Martin has the ability to offer the most effective and efficient equipment and deliver this affordable capability rapidly through the TACCOM program."

The TACCOM program enables DHS to procure tactical equipment engineering, operations and maintenance services.

The ceiling value of the contract for all awardees is about $3 billion if all options are exercised.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
United Launch Alliance launches NROL-45 payload
Former military doctors call for end to live tissue training
Russia, Belarus agree on sale of Sukhoi Su-30SM fighters
Airbus selects Thales and Helisim for H160 flight simulator
U.S. Air Force defers 45 F-35s from budget plan