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US Army awards Black Box $10.4 million for additional supplies and support for the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative

/EIN News/ -- PITTSBURGH, Dec. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), a leading digital solutions provider, announced today that it has been awarded a $10.4 million award for the continuation of supplies and services under its current contract for the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative, which is administered through and funded by the US Army.

In support of this new tasking, Black Box will expand the Ukraine Ministry of Defense’s enterprise IT architecture to additional sites within Ukraine. Over the next 12 months, Black Box will provide IT supplies (hardware/software) and services to both expand the enterprise system and enable Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities to more users at military installations throughout the country. Black Box’s C4ISR solutions will deliver new network asset management, updated software applications, and documented configuration management capabilities.

“We are very pleased that the US Army has selected us for this effort and honored to be a part of the USAIT program and its continuing development” said Jeff Murray, Vice President Government Solutions, at Black Box.  “This project will add resiliency to capabilities already being designed and built by Black Box and expand the capability more broadly within Ukraine.”

In September of 2016, Black Box was chosen to support the US Army’s primary objective: design, deployment, operations, and sustainment of an enhanced Cyber Security Operations Center (CSOC), Command and Control Center (C2C), Medical Information System (MIS), and Logistical Information System (LIS) in Ukraine. In full partnership with the US Army and the Ukraine Ministry of Defense, Black Box is delivering comprehensive support to the Ukrainian warfighter - in combat zones and at the home station. As an experienced and capable technology partner to both the US Army and the Ukraine Ministry of Defense, Black Box is extremely well-positioned deliver mission critical IT capabilities in what is considered to be a highly complex and hostile environment.

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