The General Services Administration this morning awarded General Dynamics a $867 million task order to develop an integrated network infrastructure for the consolidated Department of Homeland Security headquarters at St. Elizabeths.
“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 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 (FEDSIM) awarded the contract as part of the Alliant government acquisition contract on behalf of GSA. FEDSIM will continue to assist DHS throughout the transitions to St. Elizabeths.
“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.”