Rite-Solutions has been awarded a $23.5-million, five-year IT services contract by the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) to support the center’s Activity Chief Information Officer Information Technology Division, which is responsible for managing and maintaining the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport’s (NUWCDIVNPT’s) voice and data networks in Newport, RI, and eight other locations.
The center provides network backbone architecture for services such as email, web-based applications, database applications, file storage, and printing.
The NUWCDIVNPT data network, which includes 6,500 Research, Development, Test & Evaluation IT assets, provides the command with robust, secure, and fault-tolerant internal network services. It also supports external network connectivity to over 4,000 seats via multiple networks, including the Defense Research and Engineering Network (DREN) and Secure DREN.
The NUWCDIVNPT telephone network provides desktop telephone services to over 5,000 locations through the division’s internal Public Branch Exchange (PBX). The Information Technology Division is also responsible for operating media center services, such as the Integrated Display Center (IDC) and video teleconferencing (VTC) facilities, which provides state-of-the-art video, data, and worldwide telecommunication services over unclassified and classified IP networks, and/or ISDN.
“We are thrilled that NUWC chose to renew the contract with us,” says Dennis McLaughlin, CEO and President at Rite-Solutions. “While we are rapidly expanding into new technologies that give the Navy an information advantage, IT services and security remain a critical component of what we offer.”
“Cybersecurity touches every part of this contract,” adds Rocky Reeves, Rite-Solutions Sr. Vice President and Director of IT Services. “Our network, telephone, and audio-visual engineers supporting this contract must meet strict DoD Cybersecurity Workforce (CSWF) requirements.”