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21 Dec 17. ViaSat wins key SOCOM contract. ViaSat Inc., Carlsbad, California, is being awarded an estimated $350,000,000 single award indefinite–delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for mission networking sustainment in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) procurement division. Fiscal 2017 research and development funds in the amount of $316,800 are being obligated at time of award. The work will be performed primarily at ViaSat’s facility; and USSOCOM mission units, and is expected to be completed in December 2022. This contract was awarded through other than full and open competition under Competition in Contracting Act exception – 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1). U.S. Special Operations Command Contracting office, Tampa, Florida is the contacting activity (H92222-18-D-0003).
This is an IDIQ contract with an initial ceiling of $350m. It is for advanced equipment, systems, services and support to significantly modernize ground/air situational awareness, tactical data links, terrestrial networking, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), tactical satellite communications, information assurance, network management and cybersecurity for Special Operations Forces. This contract award includes a diverse array of Viasat capabilities recently assessed, tested and validated to enable new concepts of operation (CONOPS), improve situational awareness, avoid fratricide and improve operational mission effects for Special Operations Forces. The contract is structured to expand and evolve over time, keeping pace with the rapid technology advancements ViaSat is making in the mobile networking, cybersecurity and broadband satellite communications technology sectors. The flexible nature of the IDIQ will allow SOCOM to rapidly acquire, deploy and evolve a wide variety of new operational capabilities, terminals, products, systems, services, support and sustainment in support of current and future SOCOM missions. These technologies have clear applicability in SOCOM market adjacencies such as the UK.
14 Dec 17. Viasat Expands Global Presence with New Offices in the US and the Netherlands. Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, announced it officially opened new offices in Austin, Texas; Seattle, Washington; and Amsterdam, Netherlands. The new offices aim to drive innovation across a number of technical and engineering disciplines by leveraging the talented candidate pools in the local regions.
• Viasat Austin: The Viasat Austin office will be a hub for the Company’s growing DevOps teams to support its satellite services platforms; cloud and infrastructure engineering groups; security engineering and automation teams; and the Company’s expanding data science group. The new office is located at 111 Sandra Muraida Way, at the north end of the Lamar (Pfluger) Pedestrian Footbridge spanning Lady Bird Lake, in the newly transformed Seaholm EcoDistrict. The office will employ more than 50 employees, with plans to double its headcount by mid-2019. Viasat expects to add software engineering positions, across multiple technical disciplines, based on Company needs.
• Viasat Seattle: The Viasat Seattle office will be a growing hotspot for Viasat software engineers, developers and data scientists focused on cloud-based services. Temporarily located in historic Pioneer Square at 111 South Jackson Street, this new engineering center will help Viasat expand its cloud and software-as-a-service technology expertise. The office will be home to engineers from across the Company’s business areas, including security, commercial networks and infrastructure.
• Viasat Amsterdam: The Viasat Amsterdam office will be a research and development (R&D) center dedicated to the development of satellite access network (SAN) subsystems, embedded cloud-based software and ground segment infrastruc