Army, Anteon sign communications network deal

U.S. military forces in Korea will rely on Anteon International Corp. for essential IT operations and support under a new contract.

Under the five-year, $90 million deal, Anteon of Fairfax, Va., will provide U.S. Forces Korea Joint Command Information Systems Activity (J64) with C4I, or command, control, communications, computers and intelligence.

The project will support both U.S. forces and Republic of Korea forces in operations meant to deter North Korean aggression.

Anteon will provide support that will enable the Army to effectively command and control about 687,000 combat-ready troops on the Korean peninsula via net-centric, high-speed connectivity among sites supporting both Korean and U.S. forces.

U.S. forces in Korea support the United Nations Command and Republic of Korea-U.S. Combined Forces Command functions. The Joint Command Information Systems Activity's mission is to engineer, install, operate and maintain the Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea Command and Control systems, networks and collaboration tools used to deliver timely information throughout the Korean Theater.

Ethan Butterfield is a staff writer for Government Computer News' sister publication Washington Technology.

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