Beltsville, Md. (PRWEB) September 09, 2015 -- The 50th Space Wing, United States Air Force Space Command, awarded ASRC Federal Technical Services (ASTS) the Wing Information and Communications Support (WICS) contract. ASTS will perform 24/7 Defense Satellite Communications System and Milstar ground terminal operations and maintenance, and will operate the Global Broadcast Service (GBS) operations center, including remote operations of GBS defense enterprise computing center sites at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. and Mechanicsburg, Pa. The single-award, firm-fixed-price contract has a five-year period of performance and an approximate contract value of $40 million.
“We understand the responsibility that goes along with providing mission critical communication services under this contract and are committed to being a reliable and outstanding partner,” said Mark Gray, ASRC Federal president and CEO. “Our experience delivering satellite support services, information assurance and safety services as part of our successful National Security Space strategy provides a solid foundation for supporting the 50th Space Wing.”
WICS operates, maintains, and logistically supports the 50th Space Wing’s information and communications systems that operate the critical, on-orbit, military satellite communication constellations, as well as information assurance and safety services essential to the space operations of over 170 Department of Defense satellites.
About ASRC Federal
ASRC Federal is a holding company with multiple subsidiaries, including ASRC Federal Technical Services, which provide reliable, cost-efficient services to federal government agencies. Headquartered in Beltsville, Md., ASRC Federal is a wholly owned subsidiary of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation. ASRC Federal Technical Services provides engineering expertise that includes system definition requirements development, integration, testing, commissioning and maintenance. For more information about the ASRC Federal family of companies, please visit: http://www.asrcfederal.com
Anton Pototski, ASRC Federal, +1 301-837-5512, [email protected]