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Hughes Selected for Complex Commercial SATCOM Contract Vehicle from GSA

said Tony Bardo, assistant vice president of Government Solutions at Hughes. “Our continued selection under this family of contracts confirms the government’s confidence in Hughes and our demonstrated capabilities.” This recent award marks the third time that Hughes has been selected as a provider for this line of contracts. Hughes Recertified for Newest ISO Quality Standards Hughes has been re-certified by an independent auditor as conforming to the newest ISO 9001:2015 quality management system standards. This recognition confirms the company’s ongoing commitment to quality management principles, continuous improvement, and strong customer focus in the design, manufacturing, delivery, and support of telecommunication services and products for its consumer, business, and government customers. “Since its inception, Hughes has been dedicated to meeting and exceeding the highest quality standards in every aspect of our business—including our management principles, our design and manufacturing process, and our strong focus on meeting customer requirements and providing exceptional service,” said Bob Stedman, vice president of Quality for Hughes. “Being in the forefront of attaining certification to the newest ISO 9001:2015 standard is a demonstration of our continued commitment to these principles and to continuing to be a trusted partner for our customers.” The ISO 9001:2015 standard is based on numerous quality management principles, including a strong customer focus, the role of top management, the process approach, and continual improvement.

Hughes was named one of multiple awardees of the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Complex Commercial SATCOM Solutions (CS3) contract. CS3 is a multiple-award, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle with a performance period of up to 10 years, including a base period of 5 years and two option periods available afterwards. Under CS3, Hughes will offer government agencies customizable solutions designed to meet networking requirements across multiple categories, including: emergency responder operations, interactive services, broadband access, continuity of operations, training networks, and mobile SATCOM. The Hughes solutions available on CS3 will leverage the Hughes JUPITER™ System, the most widely deployed high-throughput satellite broadband platform, which supports a wide range of applications. In the age of required connectivity—when governments simply cannot function or serve the public otherwise—the CS3 contract is more important than ever before. Many agencies work beyond the reach of terrestrial communications or in areas where landline networks have been wiped out by a disaster. Having a contract vehicle for resilient network solutions will enable agencies to streamline procurement activities to get the solutions they need when and where they need them. “Hughes is proud to have been selected for the CS3 contract and the opportunity to continue supporting government agencies, worldwide, on their missions requiring satellite communications,”

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