FCSA

FCSA

Future Commercial Satellite Communications Services Acquisition

The Future Commercial Satellite Communications (COMSATCOM) Services Acquisition (FCSA) program provides a comprehensive set of acquisition tools which are intended to replace expiring DISA and GSA contracts and create a common marketplace for all government customers to acquire COMSATCOM services.

The FCSA Program has two components:

1. Transponder Capacity & Subscription Services - #GS-35F-0148S

The Schedule 70 Contract awarded to DRS Global Enterprise Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Leonardo DRS, Inc., includes the following SINs:

  • Transponder Capacity (SIN 132-54)
  • Subscription Services (SIN 132-55)

2. Complex Commercial SATCOM Solutions (CS3) - #GS00Q17NRD4006

The Complex Commercial SATCOM Solutions (CS3) contract awarded to DRS Global Enterprise Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Leonardo DRS, Inc., replaces the CS2 and CS2-Small Business legacy vehicles while meeting the continued requirements and goals of government entities. CS3 is a principle component of the Future Commercial SATCOM Services Acquisition (FCSA) Program, a strategic partnership with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) creating a streamlined, easy-to-use solution for all Government commercial satellite communications needs.

In the lineage of the FCSA Program, CS3 is an agency-unique acquisition solution that aligns with COMSATCOM service areas and allows customers direct source access to the best value solutions, while providing a full range of services. Descriptions of the primary service areas are as follows:

  • Transponded capacity consists of dedicated bandwidth on a commercial satellite in any commercially available frequency band.
  • Subscription services entail preexisting, pre-engineered satellite services solutions, including terminals, in any commercial frequency band.
  • Complex Solutions address non-standard, customized engineered offerings by a single provider to meet customers’ unique satellite communications needs. These solutions may include any combination of fixed satellite services or mobile satellite services components, along with service enabling components such as terminals, teleport, and terrestrial interface tail circuits.

Solutions include:
In response to the complex and varied nature of the Federal Government’s COMSATCOM requirements, CS3 offers multifaceted capabilities including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Interactive Services;
  • Continuity of Operations;
  • Broadcast Satellite Services
  • Fleet and Asset Tracking and Reporting Services;
  • Emergency responder operations;
  • Steady State Operations; and
  • Direct Customer Operations.

GSA Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Products and Services: https://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/105299

Legacy Contract: Custom SATCOM Solutions (CS2) - #GS00Q12NRD4006

The CS2 Contract awarded to DRS Global Enterprise Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Leonardo DRS, Inc., is used to provide customer defined, end-to-end satellite solutions, consisting of a combination of bandwidth, teleport access, equipment, terrestrial tail circuits, network management, and engineering services.

CS2 end-to-end satellite solutions support:

  • Interactive voice, video, or data networks for applications such as distance learning and telemedicine.
  • Broadcast satellite services with network operations and management support.
  • Network diversity/continuity of operations (COOP) networks such as VSAT backup networks.
  • Emergency response and disaster recovery communications systems.
  • Long duration, baseline communications services and infrastructure to support enduring user requirements.
  • Short duration communications services to support temporary user requirements.
  • Communications on the move solutions for Department of Defense (DoD) applications.

Solutions include:

  • Satellite transport (bandwidth);
  • Fixed or mobile satellite service, and
  • Service-enabling components such as terminals, handsets, and tail circuits with engineering services to integrate, operate, and maintain the solution.