Government issues draft specs for massive wireless net

Government issues draft specs for massive wireless net

The government has released a detailed description of its plan for the multibillion-dollar Integrated Wireless Network and is asking vendors for comments.

IWN is an effort of the Homeland Security, Justice and Treasury departments to build a wireless voice and data communications network for law enforcement users.

The IWN program office will accept comments until Nov. 1 on the draft solicitation.

The three departments have set a floor of $50 million for the system and a ceiling of $10 billion.

The request for comments said the three departments want to replace the existing patchwork of radio systems with an advanced integrated system that can handle data and provide interoperable communications [see GCN story].

The draft said the program office might choose more than one vendor for the task. Several teams already have formed to bid on the project [see GCN story].

The program office said it is still on schedule to award a contract next year.

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