Contracts Thursday bring value of Army information technology (IT) program to $1.15 billion

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, 12 June 2015. Six U.S. information technology (IT) companies are sharing more than a billion dollars to provide the U.S. Army with computer hardware, software, and IT services for network-centric operations.

Jun 12th, 2015
Contracts Thursday bring value of Army information technology (IT) program to $1.15 billion
Contracts Thursday bring value of Army information technology (IT) program to $1.15 billion
ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, 12 June 2015. Six U.S. information technology (IT) companies are sharing more than a billion dollars to provide the U.S. Army with computer hardware, software, and IT services for network-centric operations.

Officials of the Army Contracting Command at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., on Thursday awarded the six companies contract modifications worth as much as $652 million for the Information Technology Enterprise Solution-2 (ITES-2S) program.

The companies winning military IT contract modifications Thursday are Dell Federal Systems LP in Round Rock, Texas; IBM Corp. in Bethesda, Md; Unicom Government Inc. in Herndon, Va.; CDW Government LLC in Vernon Hills, Ill.; Iron Bow Technologies LLC in Chantilly, Va.; and World Wide Technology Inc. in Maryland Heights, Mo.

These six companies originally won contracts cumulatively worth as much as $494 million for the ITES-2S program in July 2013. Thursday's contract modification brings the total potential value of the Army ITES-2S program to $1.15 billion.

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The scope of the ITES-2S contract includes a full range of services and solutions necessary for the Army to satisfy its support of Army net-centric goals with IT services worldwide.

Although the Army awarded the ITES-2S contracts and administers the program, ordering is open to Army, U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and other federal agencies.

On Thursday's contract modification the companies will compete for individual government IT orders over the course of the next year. Companies will do ITES-2S order work in locations determined by each order, and should be finished by June 2016.

For more information contact the Army Contracting Command-Rock Island Arsenal online at www.acc.army.mil/contractingcenters/acc_ri.

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