USMC signs $4.8 million follow-on contract to unify, modernize communications

PITTSBURGH. Digital-solutions company Black Box Corp. has inked a $4.8 million contract with the Marine Corps Systems Command Network Communications Infrastructure (NCI) Program Office to modernize its existing telecommunication network architecture and systems to a high-availability unified communications solution at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point in North Carolina. The work will result in the first fully converged IP-based network for the Marine Corps.

The Cherry Point marks the Marine Corps' ongoing effort to improve command and control, , computing, and intelligence (C4I) capability sets at Marine Corps Bases globally.

Under the terms of the latest contract, Black Box will engineer, furnish, install, secure, and test the communications, network, and collaboration infrastructure at MCAS Cherry Point.

According to company documents, Black Box works closely with the U.S. Marines and other military services to assure that the solutions it offers are aligned with C4I mission outcome requirements.

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