Capitol Architect awards IT network, security operations deal

The Architect of the Capitol, the agency that runs the day-to-day operations of several congressional buildings on Capitol Hill, has tapped Advanced Technology Systems to provide technology infrastructure and security operations for facilities management.

Under the five-year, $20 million contract, ATS of McLean, Va., will supply more than 30 employees to assist the Architect of the Capitol's Information Technology Division (ITD) with network engineering, help desk operations and IT security planning.

Also, the company will help develop and maintain 10 Web sites, including the Architect's main portal ( and the U.S. Botanic Garden (, using Microsoft and ColdFusion platforms.

The Architect of the Capitol oversees 14 buildings, including the U.S. Capitol, the Supreme Court building and the Capitol Power Plant.

As part of the contract, ATS will help the agency migrate its estimated 12,000 desktops from a Novell platform to a Microsoft network, according to Andrew Spell, senior project manager for the company.

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