Ciber wins Army reserve IT outsourcing deal

Army reserve units based in the southwestern United States can now focus on their mission as warfighters without having to worry about their IT systems.

Ciber Inc., of Greenwood Village, Colo., announced this week that it has won a multimillion dollar contract from the Army's 63rd Regional Support Command to assume responsibility for all of the mission-critical IT services needed by the unit.

Under the contract, Ciber will handle help desk support and administration of wide area and local area networks. Ciber's Federal Outsourcing Division will provide the outsourced services.

"Ciber's support is imperative in keeping our team focused on our primary objective of organizing, training, and preparing mission-capable U.S. Army Reserve units and individual soldiers for combat," said Al Edwards, chief information management officer for the 63rd RRC, in a company statement announcing the award.

The 63rd Regional Readiness Command located in Los Alamitos, Calif., is the command and control headquarters for as many as 15,000 soldiers assigned to active reserve units in California, Arizona and Nevada.

Ciber also has supported several other regional readiness commands, including the 88th in Minnesota, the 90th in Arkansas, and the 94th in Massachusetts.

Ciber, which has more than 8,000 employees and annual sales of $823 million, ranks No. 94 on Washington Technology's 2005 Top 100 list of federal prime contractors.

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William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

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