NIHnet engineering award goes to SRA

NIHnet engineering award goes to SRA

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $5 million, one-year contract to SRA International Inc. to support the NIHnet WAN, which has 25,000 users across the country.

The Fairfax, Va., company will provide network engineering, software development and support services, said Renita Anderson, director of NIH network systems and telecommunications.

NIHnet supports the agency's scientific, administrative, research and human resources applications, Anderson said. Among other functions, it can handle IP videocasting and multicasting.

SRA will work on the contract with Ciber Inc. of Greenwood Village, Colo., JIL Information Systems Inc. of Vienna, Va., People Processing Information Inc. of Silver Spring, Md., Science Applications International Corp. of San Diego and Universal Hi-Tech Development Inc. of Rockville, Md. The contract, which has nine optional years, went into effect Dec. 1.

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