National security technology company Peraton announced Oct. 30 that it has successfully completed the first phase of an initiative to expand its global critical communications network by adding four major metropolitan areas and two commercial satellite teleports to its existing network.

Peraton’s secure communications capabilities are available exclusively to the Department of Defense and government customers. Peraton was formerly known as Harris Government Services.

The company’s networks are built specifically to support the government’s data-heavy applications and reliability requirements. The network now includes over 20 cities around the world.

The new points-of-presence are in Seattle, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and Chicago, part of the company’s westward expansion of high-performance network connectivity options. The new satellite teleports are in New Jersey and Washington.

The next phase of Peraton’s network expansion will seek to establish points of presence in Phoenix, Dallas, and Denver by the end of this year, before pivoting to Europe and Asia in 2019, according to David Myers, president of Peraton Communications sector. The company’s long term vision is to operate over 100 points-of-presence across U.S., Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, Myers said.

“We’re making it easier for government to buy end-to-end solutions,” Myers told C4ISRNET. “We’re creating a one-stop shop, purpose built network, designed for government.”

Peraton currently provides IT services to the Department of Defense and the U.S. government across multiple domains, including in space, intelligence, cyber, defense, and electronic warfare. The company’s communications sector boasts the Defense Information Systems Agency as it’s largest customer, recently winning a slot on the agency’s $17.5 billion Encore III contract. Earlier this month, Peraton won a $243 million one-year contract extension to continue supporting NASA’s Space Communications Network Services with mission integration planning and engineering support for near Earth and space communications connectivity.

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