ODIN contract sets up services for space centers

OAO Corp. recently awarded a three-year, $55 million subcontract to IBM
Corp. for the Greenbelt, Md., company’s Outsourcing Desktop Initiative for NASA
contract.


Under a $154.9 million task order that it received in October, OAO will run desktop PC,
server and communications services for four NASA space centers [GCN, Nov. 9, 1998, Page
1].


IBM’s global services division will handle remote management services, including
help desk and some systems administration support through its Melville, N.Y., center. The
OAO contract will account for 60 percent of the PC seats NASA expects to outsource through
ODIN. The company’s ODIN Alliance team also includes Hewlett-Packard Co. and Siemans
AG of Germany.


NASA last October also awarded a $19.6 million ODIN order to RMS Information Systems
Inc. of Vienna, Va. 

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