US Department of Homeland Security signs off on General Dynamics data centre contract
General Dynamics was awarded a contract from the US Department of Homeland Security to maintain one of its data centre facilities in Mississippi.
The US Department of Homeland Security has announced that it has renewed a data centre contract with the aerospace and defense company.
According to reports, the site was operated by General Dynamics’ subsidiary, CRSA, despite the fact that it is owned by the government.
The data centre facility (DC1) is located at the National Centre for Critical Information Processing and Storage at the NASA Stennis Space Centre in Mississippi.
The US Department of Homeland Security awarded General Dynamics with a $2.8m contract, which is set to run until the end of the year “for the purpose of providing continued operations and maintenance (O&M) support”.
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The US Department of Homeland Security also announced that 6% of its applications are running in the cloud.
Under its ‘EAGLE Next Generation’ modernization initiative, the US Department of Homeland Security is pursuing “a hybrid, multi-cloud, federated and vendor neutral” overhaul of its $6.8bn IT portfolio.
Last year December, General Dynamics revealed that it will provide mission support to the U.S. Army’s Department of Defense Information Network through their cybersecurity and Network Operations Mission Support (ADCNOMS) contract.
The firm added that it provides broad IT and cybersecurity support to Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM), Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER), and Chief Information Officer/G-6 (CIO/G-6) out of Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, Arizona.
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