Black Box among recipients of $7.9 billion IT contract from US Air Force
Company’s products and services will simplify and integrate global, strategic communications for the Air Force.
Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ: BBOX) recently announced that it is one of 20 industry partners awarded prime contractor status to provide information technology products and solutions to the United States Air Force through its Network-Centric Solutions 2 (NETCENTS-2 - NetOps and Infrastructure Solutions Full and Open, Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity) contract.
NETCENTS-2 contracts provide the Air Force with a primary source of IT products, services and solutions. According to a press release, the new 10-year, $7.9 billion multiple-award contract includes product and services designed to improve global network operations, mission-critical applications, infrastructure support and upgrades, reconnaissance mission capabilities (C4ISR), system integration, security, research and development and other strategic IT communications initiatives.
Under the contract’s structure, Black Box could provide an indefinite quantity of supplies or services through 2025.
“We are honored to be chosen as a NETCENTS-2 NetOps and Infrastructure Solutions contractor,” said Black Box Government Solutions senior vice president and regional general manager, Jeffrey Murray. “The Black Box team looks forward to leveraging our innovative technologies and solutions to help support the Air Force’s IT initiatives and enterprise-critical needs worldwide.”
Black Box notes that it has dedicated resources focused on governmental agency requirements. The company offers a complete range of products, communications and infrastructure solutions and technical support services to numerous local, state and federal agencies.