BRIEF: ITT Exelis in line to compete for multibillion-dollar Army communications work
Nov 09, 2012 (The News-Sentinel (Menafn - Fort Wayne - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --ITT Exelis has been approved as a prospective supplier for a five-year contract for communications equipment and services for the U.S. Army. Clearing this hurdle brings no new business to ITT Exelis' Fort Wayne operations immediately, but it qualifies the company to compete for parts of up to 10 billion in sales, a company spokesman said Thursday.
"It's not an immediate contract award, but it has the potential for a lot of business in the future," said Tim White of ITT Exelis.
The program is called GTACS, or Global Tactical Advanced Communication Systems and Services. Pre-qualifying a narrower range of potential vendors is a way to streamline the contracting process, White said. A total of 20 companies are in the pool approved by the Department of Defense.
The contract enables the Army to rapidly acquire a wide range of tactical command, control and communications systems, hardware, software, engineering services and logistics support services. The companies also are eligible to provide support to other Department of Defense organizations and U.S. federal government agencies in a variety of areas.
ITT Exelis employs about 1,200 people in Fort Wayne.
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