AF agency is reviewing bids for $1b project

The Air Force Pentagon Communications Agency recently closed bidding for a $1 billion IT products and services buy.

The 10-year outsourcing deal will serve 15,000 users at Air Force headquarters, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the National Military Command Center and several other agencies.

Under a contract the service will award this fall, the winning vendor will provide classified and unclassified IT services to users in the Washington area.

The Air Force agency provides voice services, videoconferencing, cable installation, commercial software integration, engineering, program management, lifecycle support and help desk services.

The vendor would take over network management, security, desktop services and support for the agency's infrastructure.

The contract will cover offices in the Pentagon, with remote customers in Rosslyn, Arlington and Vienna, Va., and at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland and Bolling Air Force Base in Washington.

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