AIR FORCE

Unisys books $76M Air Force end user IT OTA

Unisys Corp. has booked a potential three-year, $76 million Other Transaction Authority agreement with the Air Force to help manage, maintain and monitor end-user IT equipment.

This contract falls under the Air Force’s larger “Enterprise Information Technology as a Service” effort to bring on commercial providers for outsourced services to support commodity IT operations. The Air Force envisions the “EITaas” effort as helping free up more resources for cyber network defense and mission assurance operations.

EITaas saw a pair of awards given in September of last year to AT&T and Microsoft for risk reduction experiments in the network-as-a-service piece that also includes cloud computing work. The portion awarded to Unisys covers the end user services track.

In a Tuesday release, Unisys said it will help consolidate multiple IT service desks into a single entity with one tool set to oversee services. Unisys will also stand up a cloud-based solution for IT service management and end-user device management, plus develop and roll out both a self-service portal and call management solution.

The company additionally will aim to automate security functions to ensure end user devices such as desktop and laptop computers and mobile devices comply with requirements before they connect to Air Force networks.

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Ross Wilkers is a senior staff writer for Washington Technology. He can be reached at rwilkers@washingtontechnology.com. Follow him on Twitter: @rosswilkers. Also find and connect with him on LinkedIn.

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