NASA Estimates $4 Billion For 2010 IT Contracts

NASA is revamping its IT and data services through 5 projects for its Information Technology Infracture Integration Program (I3P). The 5 contracts are worth an estimated $4.28 billion total, according to one analyst from the market research firm INPUT. The contracts will be awarded by May and June of next year. The projects will combine current NASA contracts, including the Outsourcing Desktop Initiative (ODIN) and Unified NASA Information Technology Services (UNITeS). 

The five NASA contracts scheduled for 2010 are: 

*The Agency Consolidated End User Services (ACES) contract for program management, including cell phones and personal computers. The ACES currently falls under the ODIN contract and will be used throughout the agency. The proposed contract will be released in June 2010 with an estimated worth of $2.5 billion over the next 10 years. 

*The Enterprise Applications Service Technologies (EAST) is currently classified under NASA's UNITeS contarct for delivery of enterprise application services. The June 2010 proposed contract may be worth over $100 million for the next five years.

*The Enterprise Data Center (NEDC) contract is for data center operations, facility management, and and hosting services. NEDC is also currently classified under NASA’s UNITeS contract. The May 2010 contract could be worth $1.5 billion over five years. 

*The NASA Integrated Communications Services (NICS) contract focuses on telecommunications services, video services, and data services for local and wide-range networks. Mainly under NASA’s UNITeS and ODIN  contracts, this contract could be worth $100 million over 10 years when awarded in June 2010.

*The Web Enterprise Service Technologies (WEST) contract  used for for public Web site hosting,  content management, and calendar service is  currently classified under NASA's ODIN contract and NASA’s Web Portal Services contract.  The combination of these two contracts is estimated to be worth $80 million over five years when final details are released in May 2010.

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