GTSI To Upgrade Port Of Oakland’s Perimeter Security System

GTSI Corp., an enterprise infrastructure solutions and services provider to government, was recently awarded a $7 million contract by the Port of Oakland's Commissioners. The contract calls for GTSI to upgrade the port's existing perimeter security system and also install a fiber optic communications system. Awarded under GTSI's U.S. Communities contract, the work is on target to be completed by April 2010.

"Our nation's ports are one of our precious natural resources that must be protected," said Scott Friedlander, GTSI president and CEO. "Over the course of the next year, we look forward to working with the Port of Oakland to enhance perimeter security and install a robust communications network to better protect port workers, local citizens and container cargo entering the port. We are proud that many other communities nationwide have implemented our security and communications solutions and we are pleased to be working with the Port of Oakland to provide a greater ability to deter and detect intrusions at their facilities."

"The teaming of the Port of Oakland and GTSI is another great example of a public/private partnership," said Mike O'Brien, who oversees Port of Oakland's security for its maritime operations. "Together, we have created a plan that will help us meet our goal of providing safer and more secure facilities for our customers. We look forward to working with GTSI to complete this project in a timely and cost-effective manner."

GTSI has employed its proven Technology Lifecycle Management plan to design and implement many security and communications projects for seaports and regional and international airports across the nation. To fulfill contracts, such as the Port of Oakland, GTSI teams with local businesses to help with various phases of the project.

Oakland has operated a public harbor to serve waterborne commerce since its incorporation in 1852 and has operated an airport in conjunction with the harbor since 1927. The port has three major business lines; aviation, maritime and commercial real estate.

The port's Aviation Division operates Oakland International Airport, a passenger, cargo and general aviation airport which offers 150 daily nonstop flights to 35 destinations. The port's Maritime Division manages the fifth busiest container port in the United States. In addition, the port's real estate includes commercial developments such as Jack London Square and hundreds of acres of public parks and conservation areas. The Port of Oakland was established in 1927 and is an independent department of the City of Oakland.

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