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DHS by the numbers: Where the dollars are going

Speakers at Thursday’s Washington Technology Homeland Security Department Industry Day shared some great numbers about DHS and where its money goes.

Here are some of my favorites:

  • $18.8 billion dollars spent via 88,736 transactions in fiscal 2015
  • Top services and commodities: IT and telecommunications, professional services and office area support, security, and facilities and construction
  • $2.9 billion went through what DHS calls strategic sourcing vehicles, which is anytime two or more bureaus cooperate on a procurement
  • Of the $2.9 billion: $1.139 billion went to IT services; $455 million to hardware, and $472 million to software
  • The Office of Procurement Operations is the biggest spender with $5.4 billion
  • The Coast Guard is next with $2.8 billion
  • Immigration and Customers Enforcement spends more on ammunition ($18 million) than it does on software ($17 million)

Drilling down a bit more into individual bureaus, we got a breakdown of spending at the Transportation Security Administration, where Lockheed Martin was the largest prime with $202.3 million in obligations in fiscal 2015.

While they are the largest, CSRA has the biggest single contract as the prime on TSA’s IT Infrastructure Program, which netted $147.2 million in fiscal 2015.

TSA is still accounting for Leidos and SAIC together, and combined they were the second largest prime with $161.7 million. It’ll be interesting if they list them as Lockheed/Leidos/SAIC next year once Leidos closes its acquisition of Lockheed’s IT business.

CSRA’s ITIP contract is coming up for a recompete, and the new version is being called IT Management, Performance Analysis and Collaborative Technologies or IMPACT. The solicitation is expected in the early part of the summer with an award by the end of the year.

The numbers remain strong for the program -- $800 million over 4.5 years. It will continue to be a single-award contract.

Another large single-award on the horizon for TSA is the Customer Service Center contract for helpdesk capabilities. It is a recompete of the HRAccess contract held by Lockheed. The new version is estimated at $200 million over five years, according to TSA.

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Apr 29, 2016 at 11:02 AM


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