Smartronix Awarded Tactical Collaborative Work Suite Contract

California, MD – 02 November 2007 – Smartronix, teamed with subcontractors SAIC, Booz Allen Hamilton, and BAE Systems was awarded the Tactical Collaborative Work Suite (TCWS) version 1.5 contract in support of Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) at Quantico, Virginia. The initial award is for two standard suites, two fixed suites, and two lite suites. The contract, with options of 45 additional suites, is valued at $30M.

The contract fulfills the United States Marine Corps requirement to unilaterally field an updated capability to TCWS 1.0 in the format of standardized, web-enabled, deployable information management suites with collaborative tools that provide readily available information in common formats to deployed audiences. Requirements included a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) based solution built on top of a light-weight, deployable, virtual platform supporting Marine Corps forward-movement and Disaster Recovery (DR) concepts of employment and operations. Smartronix and its partners will physically build, install, and integrate an updated baseline solution including hardware, VMware, Microsoft Windows, Active Directory, and SharePoint including IIS and SQL.

The initial award culminates with formal government testing in March 2008 at the Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity (MCTSSA) and full production is anticipated to conclude in October 2008. Hardware integration will be performed at the Smartronix corporate headquarters location and at BAE Systems, both in California, Maryland. Systems engineering will be performed at the Smartronix facility in Stafford, Virginia.

When asked about the significance of this award, Bob Shea, Executive Vice President said "We are excited to have the opportunity to build upon Smartronix’ successful completion of the TCWS 1.0 contract and to have our domain knowledge and expertise recognized by the Marine Corps Systems Command."