Breakdown of NASA's $4.3B IT upgrade

NASA has broken its planned $4.3 billion information technology services consolidation program into five contracts.

1. Agency Consolidated End-User Services

Purpose: Program management and support for PCs, cell phones and personal digital assistants. The requirements are currently met through NASA’s Outsourcing Desktop Initiative for NASA (ODIN) contract.

Status: Request for proposals released Jan. 25.

Value: $2.5 billion over 10 years.

2. NASA Enterprise Data Center

Purpose: Data center operations, facility management, storage and hosting services. Those requirements are currently met under the Unified NASA Information Technology Services (Unites) contract and other contracts.

Status: Final RFP pending.

Value: $1.5 billion over nine years.

3. NASA Integrated Communications Services

Purpose: Wide-area network services, local-area network services, telecommunications services, video services and data services. The requirements are currently met under ODIN and Unites, among other contracts.

Status: RFP issued Dec. 11.

Value: $200 million over three years.

4.  Enterprise Applications Service Technologies

Purpose: Support services for NASA’s Enterprise Applications Competency Center. The requirements are currently met through the Unites contract.

Status: RFP issued Jan. 6.

Value: $100 million over five years.

5. Web Enterprise Service Technologies

Purpose: Public Web site hosting, Web content management, messaging and calendar services. The requirements are currently met under the ODIN contract and the agency’s Web Portal Services contract.

Status: RFP issued Dec. 4.

Value: $38.5 million over five years.

Sources: FedSources and NASA

About the Author

Ben Bain is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.

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