NASA employees to collaborate in a secure computing environment
HP enterprise services has been awarded a single-award firm-fixed-price, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract worth up to $2.5bn by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Under the contract, which consists four-year base period with two three-year option periods, HP will provide end-user desktop services and devices that will increase NASA’s efficiency and allow its employees to collaborate in a secure computing environment.
In addition, as a part of NASA’s Agency Consolidated End-User Service (ACES) Program, HP will modernise NASA’s entire end-user infrastructure by delivering a full range of personal computing services and devices to more than 60,000 users, said the company.
HP will also provide a variety of computing seat, Tier 2/3 service desk support and collaboration services to manage NASA’s end-user infrastructure at all NASA sites across the US.
HP said that the computing seat and cellular seat services are designed with security and collaboration capabilities to help the NASA team safely share information.
HP enterprise services US public sector senior vice-president and general manager Dennis Stolkey said the ACES contract will help evolve NASA’s IT environment to a centralised, adaptable IT infrastructure to enable economies of scale, agency-wide visibility and improved management and security.
"HP will build on our deep industry, infrastructure and end-user services expertise to support this significant work for the agency that is pioneering the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research," Stolkey said.
HP will be teaming with other small businesses to meet NASA’s small business participation guidelines and diverse mission needs.