HP to supply Marines with tablet PCs

Hewlett-Packard Co. will provide a large quantity of tablet PCs to the Marine Corps under a new order worth $9.1 million.

Under the order, HP will deliver 4,350 tablet PCs to the Marine Corps Recruiting Command to refresh its existing PC supply, the Defense Department announced March 24. The company also will furnish logistical support and provide an extended warranty, DOD said.

The Defense Department conducted a competition among nine contractors for the PC products and support services. The opportunity was posted to the Army Computer Hardware Enterprise Software and Solutions and Army Desktop and Mobile Computing purchasing vehicles.

HP of Palo Alto, Calif., ranks No. 39 on Washington Technology’s 2008 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

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

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