Orange County, Calif., awards $250m outsourcing pact

Orange County, Calif., awards $250m outsourcing pact

By Wilson Dizard III

GCN Staff

NOV. 21—The Board of Supervisors of Orange County, Calif., has awarded Lockheed Martin Corp. a $250 million outsourcing contract that will run for 10 1/2 years.

Lockheed Martin IMS of Washington will manage the county's data center, provide application development, help to launch new electronic government projects and upgrade the county's telecommunications infrastructure.

Orange County CIO Leo Crawford said the contract is the largest ever of any kind for the county. Lockheed Martin will provide about 212 workers, who will maintain the county's 65,000-square-foot data center in Santa Ana and build applications at other county government facilities.

Under the contract, Lockheed Martin commits to return about $21 million to Orange County in revenue generated by using now-vacant space in the data center.

The contract amount could vary based on options within the agreement, Orange County officials said. Lockheed Martin said it expected to generate $250 million in revenue by selling additional technology services to the county and by selling space in the data center.

Crawford said the data center had been built to house mainframes and that about 15,000 square feet of space has opened up as hardware vendors reduced the size of their equipment.

Orange County has the right to approve or deny proposed uses of the data center space, officials said.

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