Senate chooses Signal to handle IT for its offices

The Senate Sergeant at Arms recently awarded Signal Corp. a $100 million contract for systems services at all Senate offices in Washington and at 450 field offices across the country.

The Fairfax, Va., company will provide help desk support, IT installation and maintenance, and hardware and software products. The contract, which has one base year and five one-year options, begins June 1 and covers 9,000 desktop computers and 1,000 servers nationwide.

Signal's team includes Hewlett-Packard Co. and Interstate Relocation Service Inc. of Springfield, Va. HP will install new equipment and provide on-site technical support. Interstate Relocation Service will supply inventory and transportation services.

The Senate might expand the contract to include LAN design, threat analyses, network performance monitoring, security and systems administration, Signal officials said.

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