Thursday, October 2, 2014

SPAWAR awards CGI US$50 million contract to help with data center consolidation efforts

Fairfax VA October 1, 2014 - The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) has awarded CGI Federal Inc. (CGI), a $50.3M contract to provide IT support services for its ongoing data center consolidation program.
The Navy Data Center and Application Optimization (DCAO) program aims to increase efficiencies by consolidating the Navy's many legacy data centers. Under its contract, CGI will deliver overall project management and IT support services for the effort to consolidate and modernize 61 legacy Navy sites and approximately 5,614 servers.
"CGI is proud to support the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command in its effort to reduce cost through consolidation," said Dr. James Peake, Lt. Gen. (Ret), President, CGI Federal. "By leveraging our existing corporate frameworks and capabilities, CGI will play a valuable role in helping the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command achieve its goal of increasing IT efficiencies."
CGI has been providing support services to SPAWAR commands for more than 19 years. This work includes systems engineering, integration, test and evaluation, information assurance, configuration management, logistics, training and production, and integration services. This new contract allows CGI to expand its footprint within the Navy and further apply its technical expertise toward the goal of making the Pentagon more efficient.
"We are honored to have been chosen to support this important initiative," said Timothy J. Hurlebaus, CGI Federal senior vice president and National Security and Defense Programs business unit leader. "With the help of CGI, the Navy will work to eliminate duplicative systems, potentially saving taxpayers billions of dollars."
This new award is a cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm price task order. It includes a one-year base and four one-year option periods. The work will primarily be performed in San Diego, CA, Charleston, SC and New Oreleans, LA with additional work taking place at various Navy sites

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