LGS Innovations has been awarded a 5-year, $81.5 million contract to help standardize U.S. Army networks throughout the Asia Pacific region.
The company will support the Pacific-region Network Modernization, or NETMOD, project, managed by the U.S. Army Program Executive Officer Enterprise Information Systems team at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
The NETMOD Pacific data project seeks to create a single, secure standards-based network, covering over 100 sites across the entire Asia Pacific theater, in several U.S. states and territories, LGS said.
“This is an exciting project for the U.S. Army, and LGS is proud to be a part of it,” said Kevin Kelly, CEO of LGS Innovations. “Network security and efficiency is key to mission success, and the NETMOD program will help standardize Army networks across the Pacific theater with the Defense Information Systems Network protocols, allowing the Army to move further down the path to achieving the Joint Information Environment.”
Under the contract, LGS will provide engineering, furnish-and-install, securing and testing nonclassified Internet Protocol router network switching equipment and ancillary components, for all Army bases, camps, posts and installations throughout the Pacific Command. The work will reduce the number of entry and exit points in the network, enhancing network security, LGS said.
LGS will also provide regional support and delivery of network services, enable the migration from legacy, non-IP infrastructure and systems to an IP packet switch-based infrastructure, and provide infrastructure and facilities services to bring the Pacific Theater network up to the latest operational requirements specified by the Army and Defense Information Systems Agency, LGS said.
LGS’s Kelly recently spoke to WashingtonExec about his 2018 market outlook, as part of a series of conversations with executives in and around the Beltway on the direction they see the government contracting community heading in 2018. Kelly spoke about the increasing importance of spectrum management and spectrum sharing; the growing appetite for secure, on-demand networking; and an expected decline in lowest-price technically acceptable contracting.