EDS to strengthen NMCI security

EDS Corp. will strengthen security of the Navy Marine Corps Intranet as a result of two Navy task orders that have a combined value of more than $18.25 million.

Under an $11.24 million, firm-fixed-price task order, EDS will build, operate and maintain an intrusion prevention system within the NMCI network. The company will also set up an unclassified log-on capability for systems administrators using so-called tokens, which are special keys or hand-carried orders used to access or protect low-risk and low-confidentiality assets.

The work will be performed at various Navy locations and is expected to be completed by Oct. 31, 2009.

Under the second $7.01 million, firm-fixed-price task order, the contractor will build, operate and maintain an intrusion prevention system and security information manager solution within the NMCI's classified Secret Internet Protocol Router Network.

The work will be performed at various Navy locations, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2009.

The Space Warfare Systems Command in Washington, D.C., is the contracting authority for both task orders.

The company has also announced that Douglas Davis has been named vice president of EDS' Public Sector business. He will be in charge of working with the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Army, Office of Secretary of Defense, Personnel and Readiness-Defense Manpower Data Center, Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Defense Information Systems Agency and other defense agencies.

Davis, who has served as vice president and account executive for EDS' Navy and Marine Corps business including NMCI, will continue to oversee the network program, EDS officials said.

EDS, of Plano, Texas, is a subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard Co., and ranks No. 10 on Washington Technology's 2008 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors. HP, of Palo Alto, Calif., ranks No. 39.

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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