Inmarsat Government Awarded Contract Valued at up to $3.5 Million for FEMA
Contract demonstrates growing reliance by many U.S. government agencies for
cost-effective, high-quality satellite services delivered by Inmarsat
HERNDON, Va. -- March 13, 2013
Inmarsat Government, a wholly owned subsidiary of Inmarsat plc and a leading
provider of secure, global, mission-critical telecommunications to the U.S.
public sector, announced that it has been awarded a contract to continue
providing Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) to the Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA). The contract is valued at up to $3.5 million over five years,
which includes an initial contract period of one year and the option to extend
the agreement in four one-year increments.
Under this contract, FEMA will use Inmarsat satellite services to provide
reliable, mission-critical communications between its supporting personnel in
the event of a disaster. In emergency situations, it is essential that first
responders are able to communicate immediately not only among themselves, but
also with their leadership through respective command and operational centers.
“Coupled with services we provide to the Department of Homeland Security, this
award demonstrates the value that U.S. government agencies place on the
cost-effective, innovative and secure communication solutions Inmarsat
Government offers,” said David Helfgott, President and CEO of Inmarsat
As a trusted provider of MSS solutions to FEMA since 2008 via its legacy
company, Inmarsat Government will provide FEMA with end-to-end solutions that
consist of any combination of fixed or mobile satellite services and/or
service enabling components such as communication devices, terminals, and
teleport and terrestrial connections. Inmarsat Government will support these
solutions with its experienced Network Operations Security Center personnel,
offering network management, engineering, integration, operations and
maintenance services. In support of its end-to-end solutions, Inmarsat
Government will leverage its entire portfolio of satellite products and
services, including Inmarsat’s new global Ka-band network, Global Xpress®,
with planned deployment from 2013, with full global service expected by end of
During the last year, Inmarsat Government was named a prime contractor under
the Custom SATCOM Solutions (CS2) contract, a U.S. Government program to
acquire up to $2.6 billion in satellite telecom solutions and end-to-end
managed network services.
About Inmarsat Government
Segovia, Inc. d/b/a Inmarsat Government provides secure, reliable and
affordable mission-critical telecommunications to U.S. military and civilian
organizations. Equipped with the industry’s leading terrestrial and satellite
infrastructure and partners, Inmarsat Government delivers custom, end-to-end
networks and solutions that can sustain communications anytime, anywhere.
Inmarsat Government is headquartered in Herndon, VA, with network assets and
operations around the globe. To learn more, please visit InmarsatGov.com.
Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications
services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and
high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other
organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in
the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,500 staff in more than 40 locations around
the world, with a presence in the major ports and centers of commerce on every
continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: ISAT.L). For
more information, please visit Inmarsat.com.
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