Unisys to continue assisting Coast Guard finance center

Unisys Corp. will continue to provide information technology support to the Coast Guard after successfully recompeting for a new contract that could be worth as much as $24 million.

According to the Coast Guard's Core Enterprise Suite Support Services contract, Unisys will provide functional and technical support to the Coast Guard Finance Center. The Chesapeake, Va., center manages the financial transactions of the service and several Homeland Security Department agencies, including the Transportation Security Administration and Domestic Nuclear Detection Office.

The system processes expense reimbursements for more than 100,000 employees and invoices and payments for thousands of DHS vendors and suppliers. It manages assets reporting and provides updated budget information to DHS.

The Core Enterprise Suite also serves as the financial infrastructure for many of the country's most important homeland security initiatives.

Unisys also will support DHS data centers and install, manage and support disaster recovery solutions for the Core Enterprise Suite.

Unisys has held the Core Enterprise Suite Support Services contract since 2003. The new award has a five-month base period worth about $2 million and four one-year options, and the estimated value of each is between $5 million and $6 million.

Unisys, of Blue Bell, Pa., ranks No. 26 on Washington Technology's 2008 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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