Air Force awards test-lab deal

The Defense Enterprise Account Management Office at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., has awarded a contract to Multimax Inc. for the Independent Verification and Validation Laboratory. The task order could be worth up to $2.9 million over four years.

Multimax of Herndon, Va., will furnish all materials, equipment, space, network and Internet service provider interfaces, networking and system administrative skills needed to maintain a net-centric software engineering test laboratory for all assigned systems.

Specific tasks include delivering Oracle financial-software support and management, network systems support services, desktop support and client user support services, and Web development. Multimax also will provide workspace at a commercial site within the Scott base area for the Defense Enterprise Account Management network-centric software engineering test laboratory environment.

Multimax's partner on the task order is Secure Data Inc., a veteran-owned business in Camden, Del., which specializes in IT and program management services.

The contract is part of the Air Force's Network Centric Solutions contract vehicle. Netcents is a five-year, $9 billion acquisition initiative to provide the Air Force, Defense Department and other federal agencies with a complete range of IT, networking, telephony and security services and solutions.

Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Government Computer News' sister publication, Washington Technology.

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Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Federal Computer Week.

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