HP, GDIT, Northrop Win Spots on $250M Army Cloud Contract; Zannie Smith Comments

HP Enterprise Services (NYSE: HPQ), Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and a joint venture between three General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) companies have won positions on a potential $249.8 million contract to provide cloud computing services to the U.S. Army.

In separate announcements, the companies said the Army Private Cloud 2 contract has one base year and four one-year options.

Retired Major Gen. Zannie Smith, senior vice president of General Dynamics Information Technology’s national and homeland security division, said his division will provide data center and logistics management services on the award with the goal of providing secure, global access to information.

Awardees will work to consolidate existing data centers through a two-phase process.

The first phase will provide a fixed-facility cloud computing capacity, while the second will use mobile data solutions to provide temporary cloud computing for contingency operations.

APC2 services will include network connectivity, information assurance, application migration, private cloud operations and supply chain management.

General Dynamics One Source is a joint venture between the company’s IT, advanced information systems and C4 business units.

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