Dell Perot Systems Government Services Unit has won an IT field support services contract worth $92m from the US Coast Guard (USCG).
Under the five-year contract, Dell Perot Systems will provide enterprise-wide support services for the entire USCG to include its eventual new home office at the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) new headquarters at the Saint Elizabeth site in Washington D.C.
The company said that the Department of Homeland Security plans to consolidate many of its agency headquarters, currently dispersed throughout the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area, into one location to centralise all of the necessary support functions while achieving cost savings.
Dell Perot Systems currently provides enterprise-wide software development, operations, and full lifecycle support for 51 operationally-focused applications that are used by the USCG; other DHS groups and agencies; the Department of Defense (DoD), and other federal agencies.
Dell services federal government division vice president Lee Carrick said the contract presents an opportunity for the USCG to demonstrate the benefits of a true enterprise-wide approach to IT management using virtualisation, cloud computing, and enterprise backup and storage among other services.