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House seeks data center home

House ISO data center home

The House of Representatives is looking for co-located data center space to support its data center operations and the needs of other legislative agencies, including the Library of Congress, Architect of the Capitol, U.S. Capitol Police, Congressional Budget Office, Government Accountability Office, Government Printing Office.

The request for proposals for the six-year contract requires the data center to be maintainable per UpTime  Institute’s Tier III or Tier IV specs, and the contractor must provide 24/7 environmental monitoring of the data center and critical infrastructure.

The contractor must provide for each agency co-location cage assemblies that are managed with auditable biometric access control. The ability to achieve and sustain NIST-800 standards throughout the life of the contract and achieve annual House audit using NIST-800 standards, is also a requrirement.

Rather than a local facility, the RFP requires that the facility be between 300 and 350 miles from Capitol Hill, more than 100 miles from the coastline and less than 100 miles from a military base.  The facility must be able to support long term staff due to disaster recovery or events through government-provided on-premise office trailers.

Proposals are due Nov. 25, 2014. 

Posted by GCN Staff on Nov 04, 2014 at 1:45 PM


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