FAA taps Optimus to support systems center

The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded Optimus Corp. a task order to automate processes that will help move air traffic more efficiently.

Under the deal, the Silver Spring, Md., company will provide IT services to the Air Traffic Control Systems Command in Herndon, Va. The contract has a base year worth about $850,000 with options up to eight total years.

FAA set the task order late last year but announced it yesterday under the Broad Information Technology Services II, or BITS II, program. Optimus will furnish LAN and WAN administration. Engineers will work on-site to configure, integrate and support systems for the command center.

The company will also provide financial analysis services and administrative support.

BITS II is a multiyear, multicontract vehicle geared toward directing business to small businesses. Last year, FAA awarded Optimus a task order under BITS II to provide centralized LAN and help desk support at three locations in Washington. Optimus also is analyzing runway safety technologies for the agency.

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Mary Mosquera is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.

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