CSC tasked with hosting GSA apps infrastructure

Contractor will help GSA modernize its IT infrastructure by transitioning it to a technical framework and move to the cloud.

Computer Sciences Corp. will provide hosting services for the General Services Administration under a five-year Alliant contract task order with an estimated total value of $45 million.

Under the terms of the task order, CSC will host the current infrastructure that is used to support GSA’s mission-critical applications, such as GSA Advantage and eBuy. The two are services the government uses to acquire products and services that serve the public, a Jan. 17 CSC announcement said.

In addition, the company will assist GSA in modernizing its information technology infrastructure by transitioning to a technical framework that enables rapid response to emerging technology trends and complex government requirements.

CSC will provide consulting and capabilities as the agency moves its applications to more cost-effective technologies, such as cloud computing, infrastructure-as-a-service and virtualization.

Bringing infrastructure-as-a-service platforms to GSA will enable the agency to modernize its technology by leveraging new hosting paradigms like the cloud, Mike Gaffney, president of CSC’s North American Public Sector Civil Group, explained in the announcement.

“By applying our expertise in cybersecurity, we will ensure our solutions for GSA represent the best practices to manage risk and provide for effective resiliency.”

The GSA Alliant indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract gives companies the opportunity to compete for task orders to provide government agencies with technology services such as cybersecurity, health IT, virtualization and cloud computing.

CSC, of Falls Church, Va., ranks No. 11 on Washington Technology’s 2011 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors.