RESTON, Va., April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- iGov, provider of evolutionary tactical network systems and support programs, announced today that it has successfully delivered 71 Tactical Collaboration Work Suite 2.0 (TCWS 2.0) systems to Marine Corps Systems Command, ahead of schedule. The TCWS suites will meet an urgent operational need for deployed units in Afghanistan and around the globe. The systems were built in iGov's 90,000 square foot integration and production facility in Tampa, Fl, and are scheduled for deployment mid-year 2012. System Production followed the initial TCWS baseline contract, awarded to iGov in June of 2010, and was comprised of Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) units, Test and Evaluation, and Certification and Accreditation, and an Integrated Logistics Support Package.
"TCWS represents a milestone in virtualized expeditionary collaborative systems," said Patrick Neven, Chairman and CEO of iGov. "Never before has the Marine Corps conceptualized a more powerful, flexible, and sustainable expeditionary platform, and iGov is honored to have built these systems for the Marines."
TCWS 2.0 is a man-portable tactical collaborative system comprised of a virtualized hosting platform, segmented physical hardware and virtualized software platforms that provide portal, synchronous, and asynchronous collaboration capabilities to support Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Operations. The suites are deployable in multiple configurations depending upon the mission.
"iGov has presented an exceptional hardware equipment solution. Their teaming approach and commitment to the Warfighter is commendable. The Project Office has found iGov to be receptive to a rapid development capability," said Ms. Theresa Walters, TCWS Project Officer/COR, regarding iGov's overall performance on the TCWS contract.
According to the iGov Program Manager, the Government-Contractor "partnership" was the key to program success. "Collaboration was everything. We focused on a truly integrated product team approach that was responsive and flexible, and embraced by our government counterparts," said Chuck Reiche, iGov USMC Program Manager. "Our unified collaboration was critical to delivering affordable, high-quality, and capable systems for the warfighter."
iGov is an IT systems integrator specializing in delivering mission-centric IT solutions to its government customers. iGov deploys its people, expertise and processes to execute full lifecycle enterprise and tactical IT programs in the following areas: systems engineering, deployable IT systems, communications and visualization. For more information visit www.igov.com.
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