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LGS wins USD 6.45 million IMOD contract award for network upgrades at Fort Polk


VIENNA, Va., August 2008 - LGS, a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) dedicated to serving the U.S. government community, announced today it was awarded a USD 6.45 million task order with the United States Department of the Army.

The award is under the Infrastructure Modernization or IMOD contract and is in support of the Installation Information Infrastructure Program (I3MP) managed by the Network Service Center (NSC) at Fort Monmouth, N.J. NSC upgrades and modernizes core data backbone and telecommunications infrastructure at Army installations worldwide.

The award is for a state-of-the-art training center and military facility at Ft. Polk, located in Leesville, La.

LGS will provide infrastructure and optical fiber upgrades to Fort Polk as well as several range areas. LGS will also be installing two new communications shelters, consolidate communications nodes and upgrade the core hardware solution to 10 Gigabits providing one Gigabit to each end user building.

“LGS continues to work closely with the U.S. Army to deploy new technologies that improve communications both inside and between its installations,” said Ron Iverson, CEO, LGS. “Our team of highly specialized network engineers is able to quickly identify, plan and deploy secure, communications technology that provide enough bandwidth to support applications such as VoIP and video conferencing.”

Fort Polk is home to the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), the Warrior Brigade, and medical, dental and military police commands which support the installation.

LGS was one of ten prime contractors selected for the IMOD contract, which has a total ceiling of USD 4 billion dollars. The IMOD contract replaced the telecommunications switch modernization effort of the Digital Switched Systems Modernization Program (DSSMP). IMOD aims to create integrated, secure communications systems for Army installations, and relies heavily on network transformation and migration to newer technologies.

LGS and its predecessor organizations has a dedicated team of people who have been working with the U.S. Army for more than 15 years.


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