April 05, 2012
MCLEAN, Va., April 4 — Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded an Army Private Cloud (APC2) contract by the U.S. Army. This contract will enable warfighters to have global access to information and allow the Army to achieve higher levels of computing efficiency, security and flexibility.
Northrop Grumman is one of five companies selected to compete for the fixed facility task order awards under the APC2 program. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract is valued at $249.8 million, collectively, over a one-year base period with four one-year options.
APC2 will be the Army's preferred vehicle to consolidate data centers and establish private clouds to provide on-demand provisioning for storage and systems.
"Northrop Grumman's cloud computing solutions have been optimized to address the unique mission and cybersecurity requirements of our warfighters while providing the efficiency benefits of cloud operations," said Karen Williams, vice president of the Defense Technologies Division for Northrop Grumman Information Systems. "Through the APC2 contract Northrop Grumman will support the Army and Department of Defense's movement to the cloud."
Under the terms of the contract, Northrop Grumman will provide cloud computing consulting services, information assurance, application migration support, cloud operations and maintenance, service delivery and support, and provisioning of fixed data center solutions to Army customers and other federal and Defense Department agencies. This will include providing infrastructure-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service, and software-as-a-service operations hosted through contractor owned/contractor operated, government owned/contractor operated, and hybrid-cloud models.
"Our Northrop Grumman team's wealth of cloud computing capabilities and successful commercial and mission-specific cloud computing experiences will ensure that mission effectiveness is maintained and enhanced as our government customers move their applications to the cloud," said Samuel Abbate, vice president of defense enterprise solutions for Northrop Grumman's Information Systems sector. "We look forward to partnering with the Army to continue our support to the Defense Department and federal agencies in this critical efficiency initiative."
The contract supports the U.S. Army Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems, Fort Belvoir, Va. Army Contracting Command in Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting agency.
About Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.
Source: Northrop Grumman Corp.
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