News- NASA moves towards a billion dollar IT contract

As soon as December 4th NASA could open competition for the first contract in a large series of information technology services contracts estimated at more than $4 billion.

As a part of the Information Technology Infrastructure Integration Program (I3P), NASA plans to award five contracts to consolidate the agencies IT services.

The first contract released could be the Web Enterprise Service Technologies (WEST) final request for proposal, which includes the contract for public web site hosting, messaging, calendar services and web management.

The next contract to be released could be open as soon as December 11th, and includes a contract for the WAN, LAN, telecommunications, video and data services.

The projects with the highest estimated value will not be released until later in 2010. These projects consolidate personal computer, cell phone and personal digital assistant usage as well as data center operations.

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