Herndon, Virginia – (The Hosting News) – July 12, 2006 – IT infrastructure services firm, SAVVIS, Inc., has been chosen as a subcontractor to Raytheon Company on the FirstGov Web Solutions task order, awarded by the Federal Systems Integration and Management Center and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).
The task order, awarded to Raytheon under the GSA’s Millennia Government-Wide Acquisition Contract from the GSA Office of Citizen Services and Communications (OCSC), will provide the hosting and technology services underpinning the FirstGov Portal and other citizen-facing government web sites and has a potential value of up to $71 million for a one-year term, with four renewal years.
According to the company, Raytheon selected SAVVIS for its ability to provide a comprehensive, blended IT solution consisting of managed IT infrastructure and professional services that enable the FirstGov Portal and other federal government websites for citizen use. Under the terms of the subcontract with Raytheon, SFS will provide fully managed hosting, network, and professional services, including managed security, DDoS mitigation, disaster recovery, systems administration and engineering support, and project management. In addition, SFS will provide content delivery network (CDN) services supporting the FirstGov Portal.
The FirstGov Portal offers easy-to-navigate, intuitive websites from which users can manage a variety of government-administered benefits and access information relevant to their specific situations. An additional 24 government websites for citizens may be added to the service over the five years of the contract.
With more than 10 years of custom development and a heritage network performance experience, SAVVIS’ virtualized IT utility services delivery platform endeavors to provide every piece of the IT infrastructure – network, hosting, storage and computing – on a massively scalable, pay-as-you-go basis.
Don Teague, Vice President of SAVVIS Federal Systems explained, ”The GSA FirstGov Portal is an important tool that will be used by millions of American citizens. We are pleased to provide the IT infrastructure services supporting the Portal and are confident that working closely with Raytheon we will create an innovative, total solution that will greatly facilitate government agencies’ interactions with the people who depend on them.”
Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, SFS is a wholly owned subsidiary of SAVVIS Communications Corporation (SAVVIS) specializing in the information technology needs of the U.S. Government’s departments and agencies. SFS offers the full range of SAVVIS network, hosting, and professional services via its GSA Schedule 70 contract, and as a subcontractor to small and large businesses with proven performance credentials for delivering best-value solutions to federal clients.
Raytheon Company, with 2005 sales of $21.9 billion, is an industry leader in defense and government electronics, space, information technology, technical services, and business and special mission aircraft. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 80,000 people worldwide.
SAVVIS, Inc. is a global IT infrastructure service firm for business applications. With an IT services platform spanning North America, Europe, and Asia, SAVVIS has over 5,000 enterprise customers and endeavors to deliver secure, reliable, and scalable hosting, network, and application services. The solutions are designed to enable customers to focus on core business while SAVVIS ensures the quality of IT systems and operations. SAVVIS’ goal is to enlist a strategic approach, combining virtualization technology, a global network with 25 data centers, and automated management and provisioning systems.
To learn more, please visit: www.savvis.net.