July 9, 2019
The U.S. Marine Corps is replacing some of its aging infrastructure at its recruiting centers to improve connectivity and support Internet of Things devices, making the recruiting process easier. Marine Corps recruits with the India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, prepare for initial drill evaluations on Parris Island, South Carolina, last fall. Credit: U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Dana Beesley.

The Marine Corps is replacing aging communications technology at its U.S recruiting centers and has selected New-York-based MetTel to provide the improved infrastructure. MetTel will upgrade the service’s aging T-1 transmission lines with high speed broadband.

“We are putting broadband Internet services into 1,500 of their recruiting stations,” said Diana Gowen, general manager and senior vice president, MetTel Federal. “Compared to what they had previously, they're saving about 70% in telecommunications costs.”

March 20, 2018

GSD&M Idea City LLC, Austin, Texas, has been awarded a $741,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery contract for Air Force Recruiting national advertising and event marketing, DOD reported.

June 13, 2016

Buchanan & Edwards Inc., Arlington, Virginia, is being awarded a maximum ceiling $19,500,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of the Marine Corps Recruiting Information Support System (MCRISS). The scope of this effort includes the design, development, management and deployment of an MCRISS offline recruiter client capability for Marine Corps recruiters. All work will be performed at the Marine Corps Recruiting Command, Quantico, Virginia. The term of the contract is an order period not to exceed 36 months, with an expected completion date of June 25, 2019. Fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance funds (Marine Corps) in the amount of $1,13

August 23, 2011
By Rita Boland

Lt. Gen. Susan S. Lawrence, USA, chief information officer/G-6, opened LandWarNet 2011, by promising that every one of the 453 vendors at the conference will be visited by a member of her senior team. They will fill out surveys describing the technologies they saw, which she will review, and she encourage all attendees also to contribute their insights about solutions that can address the Army's challenges by filling out the surveys. Gen. Lawrence introduced Maj. Gen. Alan R. Lynn, USA, Chief of Signal, Fort Gordon, who described some of the changes that are on the way, including the use of avatars to track each soldier as he or she enters the Army.