TSA awards Unisys Major Homeland Security Program.
Unisys Corporation (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange :UIS (graphics, programming) UIS - A VMS graphics programming interface package for VAXstations. ) was awarded an unprecedented, multi-year task order to build an advanced information technology infrastructure for the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA TSA
See tax-sheltered annuity (TSA). ). The initiative will help to secure the safe transport of people throughout the United States. This task order has been awarded under the Department of Transportation's Information Technology Omnibus Procurement (ITOP ITOP Information Technology Omnibus Procurement
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Under the managed services contract, Unisys and its partners will provide information technology (IT) and telecommunications services, including hardware and software services, help desk, network/security operations and business process re-engineering See reengineering.
(business) Business Process Re-engineering - (BPR) Any radical change in the way in which an organisation performs its business activities. BPR involves a fundamental re-think of the business processes followed by a redesign of business activities to services for TSA, a new agency enacted by Congress and President George W. Bush in response to the tragic events of September 11, 2001. It is expected that TSA ultimately will be incorporated into the new federal Department of Homeland Security Noun 1. Department of Homeland Security - the federal department that administers all matters relating to homeland security
executive department - a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States .
This performance-based task order has an initial period of three years and can be renewed by the government for two additional two-year option periods. The value of the initial work orders for the government's 2002 fiscal year, which ends September 30, is $23 million and the estimated value for fiscal year 2003 is $ 221 million.
"The mission of our agency is clear--to ensure the safe transport of people throughout the nation's transportation system," said Patrick R. Schambach, Associate Undersecretary, Office of Information Technology. "Unisys and its team offer the finest capabilities and credentials and provide the best value proposition to implement an enterprise-wide managed services solution to meet our needs."
Also included in the contract are a full complement of managed services to integrate everything from personal digital assistants (PDAs) and secure mobile radios to high availability local- and wide-area networks and enterprise operations centers. As such, the contract is consistent with the White House Office of Management and Budget's objective to invest in common infrastructure for the new Department of Homeland Security.
"We are excited to be working with TSA. No job is more important than helping our nation secure the safety of its people," said Greg Baroni, president, Unisys Global Public Sector. "The contract award demonstrates the quality of Unisys offerings, as well as our experience and our fine team of premier solutions providers."
Unisys and its partners, who together invest billions of dollars annually on research and development, will provide TSA access to emerging technologies and quality solutions. Additionally, the Unisys team's resource base will be responsive and flexible in addressing TSA's evolving needs as it expands its scope to other methods of transportation. DynCorp Systems & Solutions LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.
LLC - Logical Link Control and IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) Corporation (NYSE:IBM) are Unisys primary partners.