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General Dynamics to build DHS headquarters system

General Dynamics to build DHS headquarters system

   The U.S. General Services Administration, on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security, on Tuesday awarded a seven-year task order to General Dynamics to develop an integrated network infrastructure for the consolidated department headquarters at the St. Elizabeths campus in Southeast Washington.

   General Dynamics reportedly beat out Northrop Grumman for the contract.

   The award helps ensure that DHS’s Technology Integration Program, or TIP, is developed in line with construction of the campus, which will bring together 22 DHS agencies in one central location, GSA said.

   GSA’s Federal Systems Integration and Management Center awarded the task order as part of the Alliant government-wide acquisition contract. The task order has a ceiling of $867 million if all options are exercised. FEDSIM will continue to provide project, acquisition and financial management support to DHS throughout the duration of the project.

Spires

   'The work accomplished through the DHS TIP is critical to the success of the Department of Homeland Security and our consolidation efforts,' said Richard Spires, DHS chief information officer, in a statement. 'The culture of trust and partnership with DHS, GSA and General Dynamics will be vital to the alignment needed to support our critical information technology efforts.'

   The project covers design, procurement, configuration, installation, testing, securing, and maintaining an integrated network infrastructure to transport all DHS voice, video and data across the consolidated DHS headquarters campus.

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