GSA Awards Key Network Infrastructure Task Order for DHS Headquarters Consolidation Project at St. Elizabeths Campus
DHS Technology Integration Program moves agency closer to “One DHS” mission
to protect and serve the American people.
June 7, 2011
Sara Merriam, 202-525-8165
WASHINGTON – The U.S. General Services Administration, on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security, today awarded a seven-year task order to General Dynamics to develop an integrated network infrastructure for the consolidated Department of Homeland Security headquarters at the St. Elizabeths campus in Southeast Washington. The award helps ensure that DHS's Technology Integration Program, or TIP, is developed in concert with construction of the campus, which will bring together 22 DHS agencies in one central location.
“The DHS St. Elizabeths campus will be a showcase for the value of integrating technology, people, and processes in a consolidated environment that will truly help DHS achieve its critical mission to protect the nation's security," GSA Administrator Martha N. Johnson said. "All of GSA is partnering with DHS to create a model campus that is green, energy-efficient, and secure, with an integrated technology backbone that can accommodate IT, physical security, and smart building networks for the agency well into the future."
GSA's Federal Systems Integration and Management Center awarded the task order as part of the Alliant governmentwide acquisition contract. The task order has a ceiling of $876 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.
“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. “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 scope 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.
“The DHS TIP project at St. Elizabeths is yet another DHS project that uses the acquisition and project management expertise that FEDSIM brings to the table on behalf of federal agencies,” said FAS Commissioner Steven J. Kempf. “For many years, FEDSIM has served as trusted adviser to DHS, using GSA’s expertise to carry out mission-critical technology integration procurements. This is what the FEDSIM team does best, and our long-standing relationship with DHS is a testament to that.”
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• Effective management of government assets including more than 9,600 government-owned or leased buildings and 215,000 vehicles in the federal fleet, and preservation of historic federal properties;
• Leveraging the government’s buying power through responsible acquisition of products and services making up approximately 14 percent of the government’s total procurement dollars;
• Providing innovative technology solutions to enhance government efficiency and increase citizen engagement; and,
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