The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency has awarded BAE Systems an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract to modernize its workstations and create a virtualized desktop infrastructure for analysts and other users.
The contract has a limit of $300 million over a period of five years.
The new platform, called Next Generation Desktop Environment, will feature multiple security levels and maintain Department of Defense standards for intelligence systems. BAE also said the new system would require less maintenance and give users greater control over software licenses.
“BAE Systems is proud to provide the tools necessary to help DIA further its goal of making military intelligence analysts even more productive,” said Rick Schieffelin, VP and general manager of Mission Solutions for BAE Systems. “It is our hope that BAE Systems’ Next Generation Desktop Environment will also set the stage for other members of the intelligence community to have access to a secure, flexible and affordable solution.”