Air Force gets help with wireless network expansion

Netcents contract will boost Second Generation Wireless Local Area Network

The Air Force has awarded NCI a NetCents contract worth approximately $17.3 million to upgrade its wireless network program.

This single-award, competitive-delivery order, which represents new work for NCI, provides Information Transport System Increment 2, Second Generation Wireless Local Area Network (2GWLAN) support for the Air Force Electronic Systems Squadron, according to a company statement released today.

The 2GWLAN is part of the Combat Information Transport System customers’ initiative for communications and information infrastructure modernization, NCI said.

Under the program, NCI and its team member, LTI DataComm, will upgrade 18 U.S. Air Force installations with a scalable classified and unclassified wireless local-area network.

Services include installation, test and turn-over support at each Integrated Network Operation and Security Center to ensure that seamless, scalable, centralized management continues as additional base 2GWLAN systems become operational.

NCI Information Systems is based in Reston, Va.

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David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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