Pentagon Taps EDS For $258 Million Survivable IT Program

    Date23 Apr 2003
    CategoryGovernment
    3070
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The Pentagon today awarded Plano, Texas-based Electronic Data Systems Corp. a contract to develop and install a survivable IT and communications infrastructure capable of withstanding a future terrorist attack on a scale similar to or greater than the Sept. 11, 2001, . . . The Pentagon today awarded Plano, Texas-based Electronic Data Systems Corp. a contract to develop and install a survivable IT and communications infrastructure capable of withstanding a future terrorist attack on a scale similar to or greater than the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

    The two-year, $258 million deal falls under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Defense's Command Communications Survivability Program (CSSP). The CSSP upgrade is designed to ensure the survivability, redundancy, recoverability and security of Defense Department IT infrastructure. It covers networks, data storage, and voice and messaging systems at the Pentagon and various other U.S. military facilities.

    The CCSP program was created in the wake of the 2001 terrorist attack on the Pentagon, which crippled some of the Defense Department's most important IT and communications systems (see story).

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