PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, March 20th, 2018 - Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ: BBOX), a leading digital solutions provider, announced today that it has been awarded a new five-year task order contract for the development and implementation of the US Army’s requirements for Unified Capability Sets for Outside Plant (OSP), Inside Plant (ISP) and Area Distribution Node (ADN) modernization and implementation throughout Southwest Asia (SWA). With this award, the Army provided initial funding of $18,996,373.36. The total contract value over the five year period of performance is $166,057,336.00.
Under this contract, Black Box will perform upgrades of OSP, ISP, and Data Center infrastructure in order to bring the US Army Communications infrastructure into standard with the Defense Information Systems Network Enterprise Network (DISN-EN) Installation Campus Area Network Design & Implementation (DISN-ICAN DI) architecture, and to support the implementation of the Joint Information Environment (JIE). The modernization required for this effort will take place in the US Army’s SWA theater sites in the CENTCOM AOR.
“Black Box is honored to have been selected to provide technical, management, engineering, and implementation support and solutions to help the Army meet long term infrastructure needs throughout Southwest Asia,” said Jeff Murray, Senior Vice President Government Solutions at Black Box. “The infrastructures to be modernized will help improve communications capability by enabling greater stability and consistency of information delivery systems throughout the region.”