Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) won a $2.63 billion task order from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to put in place an IT infrastructure for secure communications and operations at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) St. Elizabeths headquarters in Washington, D.C.
According to the firm, “Northrop Grumman will design, install, test, operate and maintain a seamless, integrated and secure IT solution throughout the DHS consolidated headquarters at the Washington, D.C.-based St. Elizabeths campus. The company will provide a top-level security and information platform for the department to execute its homeland security missions, including interfacing with the departments’ cyber security resources.”
DHS announced plans to move its headquarters and most Washington-area offices to the one-time psychiatric hospital at a cost of more than $4 billion.
“Northrop Grumman has been a leading IT systems provider to the DHS since its inception in 2003, and our team brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this task order as a leading provider of IT solutions to the federal government, ” said Linda A. Mills, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman’s Information Systems sector. “We will partner with the General Services Administration and DHS to achieve enterprise efficiency in full life-cycle support of IT access to applications, systems and services for a secure and efficient enterprise IT network that has important implications to national security.”