The U.S. General Services Administration’s latest endeavor to help government agencies increase their buying power offers a portfolio of providers to simplify the way they acquire and implement telecommunications and IT infrastructure services. According to administration officials, the 15-year, $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract, awarded this summer, will help agencies establish a solid foundation to modernize the government’s IT infrastructure, implement advanced cybersecurity solutions and improve service to the public.
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Amyx Inc.,* Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $189,263,856 ceiling cost-plus-award-fee task order under the General Services Administration (GSA) OASIS Small Business Pool 1 contract to provide the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO) with sensitive mission support services without organizational conflicts of interest.
The General Services Administration awarded the United States Army Europe (USAREUR) Theater Mission Command Contract II (TMCC II) to General Dynamics. The company will deliver Information Technology (IT) services for sustainment support in garrison and deployed locations of Mission Command Networks and Systems supporting USAREUR, Joint, Coalition and NATO operations. The single-award task order was issued with a potential value of approximately $184 million for five years, if all options are exercised.
The General Services Administration Federal Systems Integration and Management Center has awarded ManTech International Corporation, Fairfax, Virginia, a contract to provide cyber range services to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and United States Marine Corps (USMC). The contract has a 1-year base period and three option years, with a value of $250 million. This award expands services and capabilities to enhance cyber workforce operational tactics, techniques, and procedures across agencies.
AIS Engineering Incorporated (AIS) has announced it was awarded contract HC1013-14-F-0038 (CTC0195) for commercial satellite communications transponded capacity to provide bandwidth for the Joint Satellite Engineering Center for the project manager Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (PM WIN-T). AIS will be providing the satellite capacity together with SES Government Solutions. The task order is valued at more than $50 million over the life of the contract. The Future Commercial SATCOM Acquisition program is managed by the General Services Administration in partnership with the Defense Information Systems Agency.
Forget about the standard "iPhone vs. Android" debate-the U.S. government is pushing to make sure it meets mobile demand no matter what the platform. While HTML 5 looks like a promising solution for multiplatform needs, it might not solve the challenges for every federal agency.
The General Services Administration (GSA) has named Team Veteran Corps, O'Fallon, Illinois, as its selection to provide Mobile Emergency Operations Center (MEOC) Search and Rescue equipment to the United States Air National Guard Readiness Center (ANGRC)/Civil Engineering Division. The ANGRC/Civil Engineering Division is responsible for all facets of equipment acquisition and maintenance in support of key Air National Guard (ANG) missions such as fire and emergency services and explosive and chemical detection and mitigation. The MEOC is a towable unit and is designed to be fully functioning and capable in different operational environments.
MacAulay-Brown Incorporated, Dayton, Ohio, is being awarded a $25,969,228 firm-fixed-price delivery order with estimated cost line items under General Services Administration multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity alliant government-wide acquisition contract for information technology and intelligence services. Specialized Contracting, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida, is the contracting activity.
A national challenge is seeking mobile apps that can make public information more accessible to underserved populations. Enter your best solution for a shot at up to $100,000 in prizes. The Apps for Communities challenge is part of Challenge.gov, an online platform from the U.S. General Services Administration and ChallengePost. The site brings together government and public participants in a search for the best solutions to the nation's challenges. Apps for Communities is a joint effort between the Federal Communications Commission and the Knight Foundation.
The Boeing Company, Lanham, Maryland, is being awarded about $8 million for a firm-fixed-price order via the General Services Administration (GSA) schedule for the procurement of 964 Combat Survivor Evader Locator System handheld radio sets that will provide multiple communication options for search and rescue missions. In addition, this contract also provides for 1,928 rechargeable batteries and 80 radio set adapters. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Virginia, has been awarded a task order through the U.S. General Services Administration's Alliant Contract to support the relocation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's headquarters. The task order has a ceiling value of $876 million and duration of seven years if all options are exercised. As part of the relocation, General Dynamics will provide a seamless, state-of-the-art information-technology (IT) infrastructure that meets the computer networking, telecommunications, building management and physical-security requirements of the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) headquarters.
ARTEL Incorporated recently received the first contract award to provide satellite services under a new $5 billion General Services Administration and Defense Information Services Agency joint-contract vehicle. The order, which is worth tens of millions of dollars, was awarded under the Future Commercial Satellite Communications (COMSATCOM) Services Acquisition (FCSA) contract, under the GSA schedule, to provide transponded capacity and subscription services.
Autonomic Resources recently announced that it has been awarded one of the General Services Administration's first blanket purchase agreements for the first government-wide contract for cloud computing. Under this agreement, Autonomic Resources will offer public cloud services to provide U.S. government customers with simplified computing power, storage, and networking infrastructure that can be acquired and utilized on-demand, all from certified data centers with enhanced multi-factor authentication access. Autonomic Resources is one of only a few vendors to have met the technical requirements necessary to be awarded a GSA contract for cloud computing.