28 Mar 2018

Leidos secure Department of Veterans Affairs IT deal

Systems Made Simple, a Leidos company, has been awarded a contract to continue support of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) information technology (IT) infrastructure modernisation efforts.

The single-award, firm-fixed price, time and materials agreement has a two-year base period of performance, two one-year options, and a potential value of approximately $472 million.

The award is aligned with the VA’s next phase of IT transformation, which is focused on consolidating data centres and updating cloud services. Leidos will provide the VA’s Information Technology Operations and Services Infrastructure Operations (ITOPS IO) an array of services and solutions that include data centre operations, security, architecture, applications management, service desk support and command centre support.

Leidos will use best practices in enterprise modernisation, such as data centre consolidation and large-scale Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) service management.

To ensure a seamless transition, the team will provide a technology innovations lab to run scenario-based testing to reduce implementation risk of new technology.

Jerry Hogge, Senior Vice President, Military and Veterans Health Solutions, Leidos said: “”We’re honoured to continue helping the VA execute their vision of providing world-class, secure and cost-effective IT services that support our nation’s Veterans.

“Our innovative IT experts and established management processes will sustain system operations to ensure system availability for mission-critical VA data centre applications and services.”

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