MURRAY HILL, N.J., July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lucent
Technologies today announced it has been selected as a member of the Boeing
team that is pursuing the SBInet program. The Boeing-led team submitted its
proposal to the U.S. government and is competing for an estimated $2
billion contract award.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Secure Border Initiative
(SBI) is a comprehensive plan to secure U.S. borders and reduce illegal
immigration. SBInet will enable an optimal balance of people, technology
and infrastructure to give the U.S. government a comprehensive and
integrated border protection solution. The SBInet contract is expected to
be awarded in September 2006.
"Lucent and Bell Labs have an incredible track-record of providing
leading-edge, technology and critical communications services to the U.S.
government," said Wayne Esser, Boeing SBInet capture team lead. "We are
pleased to have them as a part of the Boeing team that brings together a
wealth of security experience and has the opportunity to offer truly
innovative new technologies to support and strengthen U.S. borders."
Lucent and Bell Labs have been fully integrated into the Boeing
communications leadership team and will perform duties ranging from
wireline and wireless network design, analysis, and modeling functions
spanning voice, data, and sensor communications; to leveraging Bell Labs
industry leadership in forward-looking advanced communications and sensor
Lucent brings a net-centric approach to the Boeing team that leverages
existing Homeland Security networks, legacy RF communications, as well as
commercial wireless communications and empowers multi-media communications
across these converged networks via its industry-leading IP Multimedia
"The last few years we have focused on driving dramatic leaps forward
in wireless and nanotechnology capabilities," said Gary Monetti, director,
Strategic Alliances, Lucent Technologies. "We will work closely with the
Boeing team to leverage breakthroughs in each of these disciplines to
produce increasingly more efficient, miniaturized, capable, and cheaper
communication and sensor technologies. We feel these types of revolutionary
developments will be key aspects of improving the capability-to-cost
relationships in border surveillance."
In addition to Lucent Technologies, The Boeing-led SBInet team includes
the following major contractors DRS Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group
(Palm Bay, Fla.), Kollsman (Merrimack, N.H.), L-3 Communications
(Washington, D.C.), Perot Systems (Plano, Texas)-- Unisys Global Public
Sector (Reston, Va.) -- Unisys Global Public Sector has expertise in
homeland security and law enforcement information systems and information
technology infrastructure, engineering, operations and maintenance.
About Lucent Technologies
Lucent Technologies designs and delivers the systems, services and
software that drive next-generation communications networks. Backed by Bell
Labs research and development, Lucent uses its strengths in mobility,
optical, software, data and voice networking technologies, as well as
services, to create new revenue-generating opportunities for its customers,
while enabling them to quickly deploy and better manage their networks.
Lucent's customer base includes communications service providers,
governments and enterprises worldwide. For more information on Lucent
Technologies, which has headquarters in Murray Hill, N.J., USA, visit
SOURCE Lucent Technologies