Posted by John McHaleMCLEAN, Va., 2 Oct. 2010. Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE:NOC) won a $2.63 billion task order by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to install a campus-wide information technology (IT) infrastructure for secure communications and operations at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) St. Elizabeths headquarters in Washington, D.C.Northrop Grumman will design, install, test, operate, and maintain a seamless, integrated and secure IT solution throughout the DHS consolidated headquarters at the Washington-based St. Elizabeths campus. The company will provide a top-level cyber security and information platform for the department to execute its homeland security missions, including interfacing with the departments' cyber security resources.As part of the task order, Northrop Grumman will provide IT equipment, connectivity and operations and maintenance support; physical security and access control for the campus and buildings; voice, video, and data telecommunications, including wireless; smart building and green management systems; and overall program and subcontractor management."We will partner with the General Services Administration and DHS to achieve enterprise efficiency in full life-cycle support of IT access to applications, systems and services for a secure and efficient enterprise IT network that has important implications to national security," says Linda A. Mills, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman's Information Systems sector. The 10-year, St. Elizabeths IT support program was awarded under the Alliant indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract. Work will be conducted over a five-year base period with a two-year option and an additional three-year option period for a total potential value of $2.63 billion.Work on the task order will be conducted in Washington and at Northrop Grumman locations in the national capital region.Northrop Grumman's team includes IBM in Armonk, N.Y.; Johnson Controls in Milwaukee, Wis.; CACI in Arlington, Va.; TWD & Associates in Arlington, Va.; Diebold in North Canton, Ohio; Cosentini Associates in New York; as well as multiple small businesses.