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Army buying more computing capabilities under ITES-2 contract

Jul. 22, 2013 - 03:45AM   |  
By C4ISR JOURNAL STAFF   |   Comments
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Six companies will share in a $494 million task-order contract to provide computing hardware and software to the Army under the Information Technology Enterprise Solution-2 (ITES-2) contract vehicle.

The companies are: Dell Federal Systems, Round Rock, Texas; IBM, Bethesda, Md.; Unicom Government, Herndon, Va.; CDW Government, Vernon Hills, Ill.; Iron Bow Technologies, Chantilly, Va.; and World Wide Technology, Maryland Heights, Mo. Eighteen companies bid to win a task order.

The scope of the ITES-2 contract includes a range of hardware, software and services necessary for the Army to satisfy its support of Army net-centric goals with information technology services worldwide. Ordering is open to the Army, Defense Department and other federal agencies.

The contract is managed by the Army Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS) organization within the Program Executive Office-Enterprise Information Systems at Fort Belvoir, Va.

The ITES-2 contract is set to expire in 2015, and the Army plans to launch a follow-on version called ITES-3, under which $11 billion to $15 billion worth of hardware, software and services will be procured over a five-year period.

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