Computer Sciences Wins Coast Guard Task Order<@VM>NASA Chooses Sanders For Project's Second Phase<@VM>Force 3 Awarded NRC Work<@VM>Unisys Nabs Contract from National Institutes of Health <@VM>Compusearch Wins NARA Deal

By Marianne Dunn

Computer Sciences Corp., El Segundo, Calif., won a task order to assist the Coast Guard in modernizing its military pay and personnel system in support of its active, reserve and retired forces.

The task order, awarded under the Information Technology Omnibus Procurement program, contains a six-month base period and an 18-month option, valued at $6.9 million for the 24-month period. CSC will integrate the PeopleSoft commercial off-the-shelf product for human resources, benefits and payroll into the Coast Guard's next-generation pay and personnel system.

Sanders, a Lockheed Martin company in Nashua, N.H., won a $6 million contract to develop Phase 2 of the Remote Exploration and Experimentation supercomputing technology project for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

In 1996, Sanders won one of five contracts to examine the feasibility and trade-offs of developing scalable supercomputing for space. Then in January 1998, the company won one of two Phase 1 contracts to design the architecture for future, power-efficient space processors. For the latest study, awarded in April, Sanders will apply supercomputing technology to a test system, which eventually will result in flight computers for missions in 2003 to 2005.

Force 3 Inc., Crofton, Md., won a one-year, $1.3 million contract from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for 28 full-time employees to work onsite at NRC's Rockville, Md., office. The contract, worth an estimated $2.8 million, runs through October 2000.

Force 3 employees will be responsible for standardizing workstation configurations, updating and replacing existing microcomputers and workstations, system maintenance on 4,200 PCs and workstations and all peripherals, including software updates and workstation operating systems.

Unisys Corp., Blue Bell, Pa., won a $50 million contract to provide network services and products for the National Institutes of Health's Computer Equipment, Resources and Technology Acquisition for NIH, also known as CERTAN.

Under this contract, Unisys will provide network services, including design, installation and maintenance of products purchased under the program and of government-furnished equipment. The company also will provide networking and data products including routers, bridges, switches, hubs, concentrators, cabling, connectors and patch panels, uninterruptible power supplies and test and diagnostic equipment.

CERTAN is a multiple-award, five-year Health and Human Services agency-specific, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract valued at $100 million.

Compusearch, McLean, Va., won a $425,000 contract from the National Archives and Records Administration to provide procurement and electronic commerce software and services at NARA sites nationwide. Under this contract, which includes one base year plus four option years, Compusearch will provide electronic acquisition software and services, deliver training and implementation support and integrate the electronic procurement process.

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