RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) awarded Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) three GSA-led Information Technology (IT) modernization Centers of Excellence (CoE) contract awards to support the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
“We are honored and excited to deliver IT modernization services across USDA. This expands our current role within the USDA Mission Areas under the continued leadership of Heath Starr, vice president of USDA programs,” said Bob Genter, SAIC senior vice president and general manager of the Federal Civilian Customer Group. “To us, modernization is not about selling the next new technology; it’s putting our customers’ needs first and using our experience in mission understanding to bring the right technologies to bear.”
As part of GSA’s government-wide IT modernization plan, the CoEs provide agencies with consulting, acquisition, and IT engineering services to improve the way agencies design services and interact with their customers.
“We have been innovators in government IT for 50 years. By managing the chaos of disruptive technologies, we can successfully implement IT modernization for USDA and other agencies,” said John Walsh, SAIC senior vice president and general manager of the IT Solutions Market Segment. “We look forward to continued performance success and delivery of services that connect modern IT with their mission to deliver better results for their customers.”
Under the initiative, SAIC was awarded the following:
- Data Analytics Capacity Building: A single-award task order to provide program management, data science, organizational change management, and training support to more than 100,000 personnel within the USDA. SAIC will align with USDA to enhance the way the entire department works together and thinks about, manages, and leverages insights from their data.
- Data Visualization and Analytics: A single-award blanket purchase agreement with firm-fixed-price task orders to provide professional services to develop and deploy advanced analytics and data visualization capabilities within USDA’s mission areas. SAIC teams will evaluate alternatives across technologies, including blockchain, to develop and implement solutions to infuse the Voice of the Customer and enhance USDA’s mission delivery.
- Infrastructure Optimization Cloud Adoption: A multiple-award blanket purchase agreement to support DevSecOps transformation. Additionally, work includes the migration of more than 800 applications and data center consolidation.
Beginning with USDA, each COE tackles distinct tasks, beginning with an assessment and planning phase that results in the development of a roadmap for the successful implementation of managing centralized, function-specific talent, solutions, and acquisition vehicles. They also provide for documented and scalable best practices that are designed to be rapidly adopted by other agencies throughout the government.
Sanjay Sardar, SAIC vice president for Modernization and Digital Transformation noted, “I am very excited about working to ensure the success of the COEs. IT modernization is at the forefront of our customers’ minds. By focusing on the technologies in concert with modern acquisition practices, financial management models, training and organizational change, we will help our customers to lower maintenance costs, adopt new applicable technologies, secure systems, and exceed the needs of the mission. SAIC looks forward to our continued support in this critical program.”
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