DOJ, Treasury award $3 billion radio contracts

The Justice and Treasury departments have awarded six contracts, worth $3 billion over five years, for standard land mobile radio subscriber units.

The departments want to create a single radio network for law enforcement officers at seven agencies: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Customs Service; Drug Enforcement Administration; FBI; Immigration and Naturalization Service; Marshals Service and Secret Service.

The six vendors are Daniels Electronics Ltd. of Victoria, British Columbia; Datron World Communications Inc. of Vista, Calif.; E.F. Johnson Co. of Waseca, Minn.; M/A Com Private Radio Systems of Lynchburg, Va.; Motorola Corp.; and Thales Communication Inc. of Clarksburg, Md.

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