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DRS Adds Enhanced Commercial Satellite Services To GSA Schedule 70 Contract

Bethesda, MD. - DRS Defense Solutions announced that its Technical Services business unit has added new commercial subscription-based satellite services to the GSA Schedule 70 contract. This provides mobile satellite services to the Department of Defense as well as federal, state and local government agencies. Services are being offered under the Future Commercial Satellite Communications (COMSATCOM) Services Acquisition (FCSA) program.

These new services offered by DRS Defense Solutions on the GSA Schedule include global mobile satellite services using the Inmarsat Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) satellite system. DRS Technical Services provides a full array of service plans to satisfy both small and large user groups. The BGAN services will be augmented with additional subscription-based mobile satellite services offered through the FCSA GSA Schedule 70 SIN 132-55 in the near future.
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The FCSA program, a partnership between GSA and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), is a comprehensive set of acquisition activities that are intended to replace expiring DISA and GSA contracts, including DSTS-G, DISA Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) and SATCOM II. DRS Technical Services is currently an incumbent on both the DSTS-G and SATCOM II contract vehicles.

FCSA allows the Pentagon to order bandwidth and other commercial satellite services directly from industry providers. This gives federal buyers, in addition to certain state and local buyers, a fast and easy way to purchase DRS Technical Services' satellite products and services.

"We've seen a major transition by the military to GSA's Schedules and with the addition of satellite subscription services to our contract, customers now have easier access to our entire commercial offering," said Jim Scott, vice president and general manager of TSI's Global Communications."We applaud GSA's initiative in managing the FCSA program and their efforts in serving the military."

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Source : DRS Technologies Inc., A Finmeccanica Company (Milan: FNC.MI)

Published on ASDNews: Nov 3, 2011


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