EDS gets $258 million Pentagon IT renovation

A team led by EDS Corp. has been chosen to upgrade the Pentagon's information technology infrastructure under the Command Communications Survivability Program, the company announced April 22.

The contract is for two years and is valued at $258 million.

The company could be paid more if it earns incentive payments, according to EDS spokesman Kevin Clarke.

The upgrade is to ensure the survivability and security of the Pentagon IT infrastructure. It covers networks, data storage and voice and messaging systems at the Pentagon and selected facilities.

After the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the Pentagon, the Defense Department launched an effort to ensure survivability of the Pentagon's voice and data network communications and mainframe processing capability.

"We are extremely pleased to have been selected by the Department of Defense for this critical project, so vital to our national defense," said Al Edmonds, president of EDS U.S. Government Solutions. "EDS is continuing to play a major role in ensuring our armed forces have a seamless and secure means of communicating."

The EDS-led team will use an integrated product team approach to provide a customized solution to deliver survivability, manageability, flexibility, availability and security. This approach features a low-risk implementation and allows the Defense Department maximum flexibility to take advantage of new and emerging technologies.

EDS' contract team members include:

  • Verizon Federal Inc., part of Verizon Communications Inc. of New York, for survivable networks and voice communication;

  • The information technology unit of Northrop Grumman Corp., Los Angeles, for data center solutions;

  • Raytheon Corp., Lexington, Mass., for the security architecture;

  • Harris Corp., Melbourne, Fla., for network and systems engineering;

  • CACI International Inc., Arlington, Va., for modeling and simulation;

  • Engineering and Professional Services Corp., Tinton Falls, N.J., for program management and configuration management;

  • CH2M HILL, Englewood, Colo., for project management;

  • The DynCorp unit of Computer Sciences Corp. of El Segundo, Calif., for enterprise management;

  • NetCONN Solutions, Hagerstown, Md., for data center engineering;

  • Titan Corp. of San Diego for general support services;

  • Dimensions International Inc., Alexandria, Va., for general support services;

  • Force 3 Inc., Crofton, Md., for general support services;

  • Automated Precision Technology LLC in Norfolk, Va., for general support services.

  • Several small and disadvantaged businesses also will support the effort.

    Headquartered in Plano, Texas, EDS reported revenue of $21.5 billion in 2002. The company employs about 137,000 people in 60 countries.

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