General Dynamics, HP win $151M in Special Ops Command contracts

General Dynamics Corp. and Hewlett Packard Co. will provide network and data center services to the U.S. Special Operations Command under a pair of contracts that have a combined value of more than $151 million.

General Dynamics Information Technology is being awarded a five-year, firm-fixed-price contract worth $83.5 million to provide enterprisewide network support services to manage U.S. Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) global enterprise IT data, voice and video communications networks, which provide coverage for USSOCOM headquarters, all component commands, theater special operations commands and subordinate commands.

The work will be performed primarily at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., with some limited work at multiple sites in the United States and overseas.

HP Enterprise Services LLC has been awarded a four-year, $68.1 million firm-fixed price contract for data center services.

The HP contract calls for enterprisewide data center management support services for USSOCOM's global enterprise IT server and storage computing environment, primarily at MacDill, providing coverage for USSOCOM headquarters, all component commands, and subordinate commands.

General Dynamics, of Falls Church, Va., ranks No. 6 on Washington Technology’s 2010 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors; Hewlett-Packard Co., of Palo Alto, Calif., ranks No. 12.

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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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