Military network deals go to Telos

The U.S. military has awarded Telos Corp. two military contracts worth more than $4.1 million to provide network solutions.

Under the first contract, valued at more than $2.6 million, Telos of Ashburn, Va., will survey and update the network infrastructure at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.

Specifically, the IT solutions and services company will assess the base's existing fiber-optic backbone, analyze bandwidth capacity against requirements and install new fiber and network equipment to support network operations.

Little Rock Air Force Base is the largest base for training C-130 aircraft flight crews from all military services and 27 nations. Telos' work at the installation is part of an Air Force initiative to modernize its information transport capabilities at the base level with digital fiber-optic infrastructures.

The Air Force issued the award to Telos under the $9 billion Network Centric Solutions (Netcents) contract vehicle.

For the second contract win, the Illinois Air National Guard issued Telos a $1.5 million contract to install a campus-wide wireless LAN for the 126th Air Refueling Wing at Scott Air Force Base.

The network will provide a wireless connection to aircraft maintenance and logistics systems. Telos also will implement deployable networks to meet various other needs of the forces stationed at the base.

The contract work, awarded under the Netcents vehicle, will let the Air National Guard test new wireless standards and technology that will be considered for possible future deployment throughout the entire service.

The 126th Air Refueling Wing stationed at Scott AFB provides aircraft refueling services to major Air Force commands, other U.S. military forces and the military forces of allied nations. It also provides troops to help with national and civil defense and disaster relief efforts.

Roseanne Gerin is a staff writer for Government Computer News' sister publication, Washington Technology.

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