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Archive: May 2012 (X)

  • Various studies within the U.S. Government indicate that past procurement processes by the U.S. Department of Defense have led to high costs, particularly for bandwidth. With the lingering uncertain fiscal environment and the lower defense budget passed by the U.S. Congress, the impetus for lowering costs in order to yield substantial savings is being undertaken.The legacy contract vehicles -- the Defense Satellite Transmission Services-Global (DSTS-G), SATCOM II, Inmarsat and Schedule…