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NATO awards IDIQ and multi-million dollar task order to Segovia

22nd February 2011 - 02:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Segovia, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Inmarsat plc and a leading provider of secure, global telecommunications to the public and private sectors, announced today it has been awarded NATO's Communication Information Services (CIS) Consultant Support Services indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide professional and technical services support to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan.

The IDIQ has a four-year period of performance if all option years are exercised. Segovia was also awarded the first task order under the IDIQ -- a multi-million dollar contract to deploy full-time communication and information services support to Kandahar, Afghanistan. Under the contract, Segovia's expert consultants will provide CIS support to NATO operations.

The communications support meets a critical need for NATO units operating in Afghanistan. Christopher Baugh, president of NSR, a leading analyst firm covering the satellite industry, explained:

"NATO's Communication and Information Systems Services Agency is a provider of critical services to both NATO and its national customers. NATO must be confident of high reliability network engineering and systems administration to ensure the successful completion of their mission requirements. Segovia is well equipped to provide that measure of reliability and technological expertise."

The IDIQ and task order awards follow the recent expansion of Segovia's engineering and professional services to include a new Technical Services division, which provides Segovia customers with a host of full-time consultants specializing in LAN/WAN management, functional services, training, systems administration, repair/exchange, configuration management and other key services.

"We are honored to have our dedicated technical experts supporting NATO and ISAF," said John Richardson, vice president of Segovia's Technical Services division. "We remain committed to adapting to -- and meeting -- our customer's evolving requirements, and we believe that our open, service-oriented architecture and well-trained staff will lead the way to future opportunities."

With its departmental expansion and new technical services offerings, Segovia has only added to its diverse range of end-to-end communication solutions for the Defense, Homeland Security, Emergency Response, and Federal Civilian communities. Segovia products and services are backed by ISO 9001:2008-registered Quality Management Systems and continuous Lifecycle Support. Along with its US-based Network Operations Security Center (NOSC) and Technical Assistance Center (TAC), Segovia provides customers global network management and helpdesk technical support, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Source: Segovia

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