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February 15, 2013

Harris CapRock Partners with AIS on New Government Contract

By Oliver VanDervoort, Contributing Writer

 Harris CapRock has made a name for itself as a global provider of fully managed communications that work in harsh and remote locations. Now the firm has teamed up with AIS Engineering, Inc. The two firms will be working together to provide end-to-end solutions to an intelligence community customer. This particular contract has been handed out under the Custom Satellite Solutions (CS2) Small Business task order. 

This contract has a one year base and the option for up to four other years. Should the contract be extended to the full five years, the companies stand to make about $10 million. It will have the two companies provide the customer with a whole host of United States satellite, teleport, terrestrial and engineering services. The solutions the companies are offering up will also be made available for the customer to use them globally.

David Cavossa, president of government solutions for Harris CapRock (News - Alert) talked about what the partnership means for his company as well as for AIS “We have supported this intelligence community customer for more than a decade. Working with CS2 contract awardees, we continue to meet the critical communications needs of our longstanding customers.” Cavossasaid in a statement released about the new contract.

CS2 is a part of a larger called the Future Commercial SATCOMM Acquisition (FCSA) program. The General Services Administration (GSA) runs the program with support from the Defense Information Systems Agency (News - Alert). Harris CapRock is an approved vendor of satellite and terrestrial communications systems for the CS2 program. Harris CapRock owns and uses a rather robust global communication infrastructure that stretches across six continents.

The company even boasts five different customer contact centers. Harris CapRock now has a presence in more than 23 countries and service personnel that are working in the United States, Central and South America, West Africa, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli

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