Air Force awards contract for DMS support work

The Air Force has awarded a three-year, $11.6 million contract to NCI Information Systems Inc. to support the Defense Message System program, the company announced this week.

NCI of Reston, Va., will provide management and engineering technical support, including hardware technology insertion, testing and integration, system security certification and accreditation, and field assistance and site surveys.

The task order, which expands on the work that NCI has performed in support of the Air Force DMS program office, was awarded under the Air Force's Network Centric Solutions contract. Netcents is an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract with a $9 billion ceiling.

The task order was placed on behalf of the Operations and Sustainment Systems Group located at Maxwell Air Force Base-Gunter Annex, Ala.

The Defense Message System is a secure messaging system used by the military to send material at all classification levels. Through the system, users can send not only text messages, but also maps, drawings, video and spreadsheets.

Privately held NCI provides enterprise systems management, information assurance, network engineering and systems development and integration to the federal government.

The company has more than 1,400 employees and annual sales of $171 million.

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William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

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