CSSI to assist Naval Reserve Web site
- By Roseanne Gerin
- Apr 26, 2005
CSSI Inc. won a four-year contract potentially worth $1.2 million from the General Services Administration to provide engineering and technical support for the Naval Reserve Web site, the company said.
The contract is worth $250,000 during the first year and could reach $1.2 million if all three one-year options are exercised.
CSSI of Washington helped design the Web site last year to centralize and link more than 3,000 organizations and 680 geographically dispersed Web sites related to the Naval Reserve. The site provides content and information to Naval Reservists worldwide.
The new contract work builds on previous work that CSSI started in 2002 and continues to do for the Naval Reserve through the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command.
Under the new contract, CSSI will provide a centralized content management solution that lets reservists without a technical background in Web site development or management create and maintain their Web sites at the individual commands.
CSSI also will maintain the Web site's staging environment, complete structural changes to the system, develop online surveys and establish "communities of interest" on the Navy Knowledge Online Web portal.
When CSSI started developing the Naval Reserve Web site in May 2004, it was the largest content management server project ever undertaken by the Defense Department to date. CSSI was joined on the original project team by Microsoft Corp. and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center in Charleston, S.C. This project was completed in May 2004.
CSSI is a privately owned transportation and engineering services firm with 220 employees. The company has offices in Lexington Park, Md., Atlantic City, N.J., and Charleston, S.C. Its clients include the Defense Department, Federal Aviation Administration, NASA and the U.S. and international aviation industries. CSSI had revenue of $23 million in 2004.