Wang Lands Defense Seat Management Work

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By Nick Wakeman, Staff Writer

JUNE 12 ? Wang Government Services Inc. of McLean, Va., snared a $20 million contract to provide seat management services to the Defense Logistics Agency.

Wang won the five-year contract through its General Services Administration schedule. Under the terms of the agreement, Wang will provide support for more than 2,200 users, or seats, at the DLA office in Fort Belvoir, Va.

The blanket purchase agreement has the potential for growth to include DLA's global operation of about 27,000 employees. The agreement allows DLA to outsource:

* Help desk support: onsite desktop computing services

* Network monitoring and management: technical services; desktop and server maintenance; asset management of desktop computers and peripherals; installations, moves, additions and changes to the network; standard information assurance services

"DLA's focus is to offer the best value solutions for the warfighter. The seat management concept will allow DLA personnel to better meet that goal," said Joanne Arnette, DLA's chief information officer.

DLA's decision to outsource is another sign that the use of seat management services is becoming more accepted by government agencies, said James Destival, vice president and general manager of defense operations for Wang. The company customized its seat management solution to fit DLA's needs, he said.

"It encompasses Wang Government Services' core competencies in providing seat management solutions and services, [and] illustrates our ability to provide worldwide reach," he said.

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