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HP Snags $290M Defense Logistics Agency Contract

Hewlett-Packard Corp. has been awarded a 10-year contract worth $290 million by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense, focusing on the DLA's Enterprise Data Center (EDC) initiative to create a single, organization-wide information technology infrastructure.

The EDC program will consolidate large numbers of DLA servers and infrastructure into centralized facilities using the latest HP technology, thus allowing more efficient support to U.S. service members. The EDC will reduce DLA's IT inventory, lowering costs and creating a more modern IT infrastructure.

In addition, the EDC will allow for more effective implementation of DLA's information assurance programs across the agency and will expand its disaster recovery and continuity of operations programs.

The contract is a five-year agreement with additional one-year options for another five years. Most DLA servers, applications and storage will be consolidated by the EDC migration, which will be staggered over time to minimize disruptions in customer service.