Akima Global Technology secures COMET contract

Akima announced on April 23 that its subsidiary Akima Global Technology (AGT) was selected as one of two awardees on the Communications and Enterprise IT Support Services (COMET) IDIQ contract to support the U.S. Air Force. The award has a 10-year period of performance and a total contract value of $750 million.

“We’re thrilled to announce our latest project in partnership with the U.S. Air Force. A true testament to AGT’s dedication to strengthening our nation’s armed forces through swift and secure IT service optimization,” said Juvy McCarthy, president of Akima’s Technology Solutions and Products Group. “By strategically modernizing the Air Force’s IT efforts, we’ll aid the USAF in doing what it does best: accomplishing the impossible each and every day.”

Through this contract, AGT will operate a 24/7/365 service desk supporting over 4,500 employees across 37 separate networks; manage lifecycle replacement of associated IT hardware and equipment; operate VTC facilities and conference centers; develop and support IT service management practices and procedures; and provide cybersecurity support to include software vulnerability testing, cybersecurity policy/process/training, cybersecurity compliance management, network auditing, and end-point security for the National Air and Space Intelligence Center’s IT enterprise.

Source: Akima

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