GRC International to build FirstGov

GRC International to build FirstGov

By Kyle Balluck

Washtech.com Staff

AUG. 11'The General Services Administration today selected GRC International Inc. of Vienna, Va., to build the FirstGov.gov Web site. The $4.1 million contract runs for two years.

GSA spokesman Bill Bearden told Washtech.com that GRC put together what he called an impressive team for the project, including AT&T Corp.; Autonomy Inc. of San Francisco; AppNet Inc. of Bethesda, Md.; Mercury Interactive Corp. of Sunnyvale, Calif.; Oracle Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc.

Last month, InfoZen, a Germantown, Md., consulting company, was chosen to design the architecture and security behind the FirstGov site.

When FirstGov launches this fall, it initially will support more than 200,000 simultaneous users. By December FirstGov is expected to receive more than 2 million visitors a day [see story at www.gcn.com/vol19_no18/news/2322-1.html].

Announced by President Clinton during his first webcast in June, FirstGov will provide free access to all federal information on the Web. Users can search and navigate to whatever government agency site hosts the content.

GRC International develops and integrates information systems and provides analytical services. In March, it began operating as a unit of AT&T Government Markets within AT&T Business Services.


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