MCI to wirelessly connect Iraqi Army, coalition trainers

The Army late last week awarded a $7.9 million contract to MCI to build a wireless network for the Iraqi Armed Forces and the Coalition Provisional Authority's Military Assistance Training Team.

The Ashburn, Va.-based company will construct a digital, cellular command and control system to connect Iraqi Army and CPA military training sites. MCI will complete the work by March 2007, said an April 29 Defense Department contracts' statement.

The Army's Information Technology, E-Commerce and Commercial Contracting Center-West at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., sought proposals from three companies. ITEC4-West received two bids on March 15, the department statement said.

The CPA intends to award more Iraqi reconstruction contracts before turning over control of the country to a group of country leaders on June 30, according to an industry official familiar with the situation.

Featured

  • Defense
    The Pentagon (Photo by Ivan Cholakov / Shutterstock)

    DOD CIO hits pause on JEDI cloud acquisition

    Dana Deasy set cloud as his office's top priority. But when it comes to the JEDI request for proposal, he's directed staff to "pause" to compile a comprehensive review.

  • Cybersecurity
    By Gorodenkoff shutterstock ID 761940757

    Waging cyber war without a rulebook

    As the U.S. looks to go on the offense in the cyber domain, critical questions remain unanswered around who will take the lead and how clearly to draw the rules of engagement.

  • Government Innovation Awards
    Government Innovation Awards - https://governmentinnovationawards.com

    Deadline extended for Rising Star nominations

    You now have until July 18 to help us identify the early-career innovators and change agents in government IT.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.