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CDSI Wins Navy BPA: A division of Computer Data Systems Inc., Rockville, Md., won the Information Technologies Support Services blanket purchase agreement from the U.S. Navy. The BPA could be worth $30 million over the next five years. CDSI's Information Technology Services division will provide information technology planning, analysis and evaluation as well as IT development, implementation, testing, training and maintenance for the Defense Department and the Coast Guard. CDSI also will ensure year 2000 compliance.

Hewlett-Packard Boosts Global Consulting Programs: Hewlett-Packard Co., Palo Alto, Calif., expanded its support for network and systems management consulting companies by launching the HP OpenView global solution implementor program and HP OpenView consultant success program. The programs were created for major systems integrators that provide services across multiple continents and have an existing systems integrator relationship with HP. The programs will give participants product strategy and development plan updates, product update training and access to technical documentation and white papers.

EDS Opens TELIS Contract: Electronic Data Systems Corp., Plano, Texas, will sell voice, video and data solutions via the Internet as part of its Telecommunications Integrator Services contract with the Department of Energy. The contract is potentially worth $600 million. EDS is using a Web-based catalog to sell services to Energy and other government agencies. The TELIS contract is the first attempt by a federal agency to outsource all of its communications and networking needs, EDS said. Agencies will be able to buy products and services including switching, servers, local and wide area networks, network engineering and operational support.

Lockheed Martin Picks Pennsylvania Imaging Firm: Scangraphics Inc., Limerick, Pa., joined Bethesda, Md.-based Lockheed Martin Corp.'s team to build a prototype mobile map-making and terrain analysis system for the U.S. Army. The prototype will replace the Combat Terrain Information Systems that Lockheed Martin currently produces for the Army. The new system will have enhanced capabilities for receiving, analyzing and disseminating digital terrain data. The system will also be used to show how military geographic information systems can be applied to address nonmilitary needs, such as planning and response to emergencies and disasters.

-Nick Wakeman

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