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Company to Provide Advanced Satellite & IP-based Solutions to All Federal Agencies

PRINCETON, N.J. & MCLEAN, Va. – AMERICOM GOVERNMENT SERVICES, Inc. (AGS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES AMERICOM, announced today that it has been selected by the General Services Administration (GSA) to offer satellite-based connections, networks, and applications to all federal agencies under the SATCOM-II program. AGS qualified to deliver domestic, regional and global bandwidth and mission-critical solutions under the umbrella of the five-year $750 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract.

GSA’s SATCOM-II program enables all U.S. federal civilian and defense agencies to procure a broad range of satellite solutions. AGS qualified in three of the four service categories outlined by the GSA. Federal agencies can arrange for bandwidth and connectivity by using the SES AMERICOM fleet of 15 spacecraft plus have access to the other 21 satellites in the SES global fleet. In addition, agencies can take advantage of AGS’s expertise in IP-based solutions and platforms for distance learning, telemedicine, continuity of operations and streaming video. AGS may design, engineer, configure, and install customized networks, as well as to provide training, maintenance and operational support for all delivered services.

In acknowledging the GSA qualification, Tip Osterthaler, President and CEO of AGS, said, “We are honored to have been selected by GSA to participate in the SATCOM II program. We combine access to the global fleet of SES spacecraft with a deep understanding of advanced IP and other emerging technologies, and we are totally focused on our U.S. government clients. We look forward to working closely with agencies of the government to ensure they have highly reliable and totally secure satellite solutions to meet their mission critical requirements.”


AMERICOM GOVERNMENT SERVICES, Inc. (AGS), an independent corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of SES AMERICOM, Inc., is exclusively focused on meeting the satellite communication needs of the U.S. Government. Leveraging more than three decades of experience in the government SATCOM market, AGS offers robust and secure satellite-based communications solutions. By integrating hybrid telecommunications and information technology systems, including leading-edge IP platforms and applications, AGS provides secure broadband communications in support of mission-critical needs as well as day-to-day operations. With access to a fleet of 36 satellites offering comprehensive global coverage and bandwidth portability, AGS’ full range of customized satellite services includes highly reliable fixed, transportable and on-the-move solutions. AGS’ reputation as a provider of high-value end-to-end solutions has been validated by long-term relationships with diverse customers including: DoD, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, Department of Commerce/NOAA, Department of Justice, Department of the Interior, Department of Transportation, NASA, and other civilian and defense-related agencies.
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Monica Morgan, +1-609-987-4143

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