HP Tapped for $290 Million Defense Logistics Agency Contract
PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 15, 2004
HP today announced that it has been awarded a 10-year contract worth $290 million by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense. The contract focuses on the DLA's Enterprise Data Center (EDC) program, an initiative that will create a single, organization-wide information technology infrastructure, resulting in savings and efficiencies for the agency.
"With the EDC, DLA is taking a huge step forward for the agency, the Department of Defense, the government and, ultimately, the taxpayers. We're really looking forward to working with HP to ensure the program's success," said Mark Philip, program manager for the EDC, Defense Logistics Agency. "EDC is a very significant IT effort that will help DLA fulfill its mission to manage the logistics supply chain and better serve its customers, now and into the future."
"We are very proud to have won the confidence of such an important customer," said James Weynand, vice president and general manager - Americas, Public Sector, Health and Education, HP. "The Defense Logistics Agency is a critical part of the U.S. armed services, and as such, is committed to being on the leading edge in terms of integrating their systems, data, processes and people; providing secure access to data and applications on the go; and ultimately transforming their processes and IT to better serve the needs of their customers."
The EDC program will consolidate large numbers of DLA servers and infrastructure into centralized facilities using the latest HP technology, thus allowing more efficient support to U.S. service members. The EDC will reduce DLA's IT inventory resulting in a reduction of the agency's total cost of ownership and will create a more modern IT infrastructure.
The EDC also will allow for more effective implementation of DLA's information assurance programs across the agency and will expand its disaster recovery and continuity of operations programs.
The contract is a five-year agreement with additional one-year options for another five years. As proposed, it will have a 10-year cost of $290,127,642. Most DLA servers, applications and storage will be consolidated by the EDC migration, which will be staggered over time to minimize disruptions in customer service.
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