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March 26th, 2020

RigNet is Entrusted with National Cybersecurity with Contract from General Services Administration 

A five-year contract from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) has been given to RigNet for their Information Technology Professional Services. Not only is it a five-year contract for RigNet, but the contract includes (3) 5 year renewal periods for a potential contract term of 20 years. RigNet (NASDAQ: RNET, “RigNet”), provides secure, intelligent networking solutions.

Through the GSA Information Technology Large Category the federal, state and local government global networking solutions, enhanced cybersecurity, military-grade hardware encryption and real-time machine learning applications. RigNet has also instituted the 171 practices to meet Level 5 under the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). While there are currently no formal third party certifications for the CMMC, RigNet is prepared to be certified at the highest level when third party certification becomes available. The CMMC is designed to provide increased assurance to the DoD that a Federal Contractor can adequately protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) at a level commensurate with the risk.

Steve Pickett, CEO and President of RigNet said that RigNet has a 40-year track record of delivering reliable, high speed and high security communications to the harshest, most remote environments around the world. They are proud to offer these capabilities to support military and government agencies through this new GSA contract.

Retired Rear Admiral Jamie Barnett, RigNet’s Senior Vice President for Government Services added that even unclassified government communications are sensitive. In addition to the CMMC, RigNet’s encryption technology, Cyphre, has been validated for FIPS 140-2, further demonstrating RigNet’s best-in-class cybersecurity posture by providing their clients ultra secure data and networking solutions while maintaining high-speeds and reducing overhead on satellite networks.

Steven Pickett concluded that with this announcement, RigNet recognizes the work of the many veterans at the company who were instrumental in achieving GSA listing and their CMMC Level 5 self-certification. They thank their veterans for their contributions, and look forward to bringing their technology, expertise and outstanding service to their government customers.