GTSI wins award to bolster security at Oakland port

Contract is worth $7 million to contractor based in Chantilly, Va.

GTSI Corp. will strengthen security at California’s Oakland port facilities under a contract worth $7 million.

The award from the Port of Oakland’s Commissioners calls for GTSI to upgrade the port’s existing security and also install a fiber-optic communications system.

GTSI will work with port officials throughout next year to enhance perimeter security and install a robust communications network that will improve protection of port workers, local residents and container cargo entering the port, said Scott Friedlander, GTSI president and chief operating officer.

Oakland has operated a public harbor since its incorporation in 1852 and has operated an airport in conjunction with the harbor since 1927, when the Port of Oakland was established as an independent department of the city of Oakland.

The work is on target to be completed by April 2010, company officials said.

GTSI, of Chantilly, Va., ranks No. 49 on Washington Technology’s 2009 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here


  • VIDEO: Explore the 2019 M&A Trends

    Editor Nick Wakeman interviews Kevin DeSanto of the investment bank KippsDeSanto about the highlights of their annual M&A survey and trends driving acquisitions in the federal space. Read More


    In our latest Project 38 Podcast, editor Nick Wakeman and senior staff writer Ross Wilkers discuss the major news events so far in 2019 and what major trends are on the horizon. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.