EDS Lands Multiyear Services Pact With HUD - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Infrastructure

EDS Lands Multiyear Services Pact With HUD

The deal to develop a nationwide IT infrastructure and telecom service could be worth as much as $860 million.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded a multiyear, performance-based contract with a maximum value of $860 million to EDS to develop a nationwide IT infrastructure and telecommunications service to be known as Hits--HUD Information Technology Services.

According to EDS, the contract includes a one-year base period and as many as 10 additional option years. EDS says it will provide end-to-end IT services to 18,000 HUD users in more than 80 locations throughout the United States and its territories. The services include enterprisewide data processing and management from the mainframe down to the desktop, information security, technology refresh, help desk, user support, disaster recovery, printing and distribution, LAN and WAN services, wireless, TV and videoconferencing, and Web administration.

HUD CIO Vickers Meadows says the performance-based contract increases vendor accountability, which is part of the Bush administration's management agenda for federal agencies. Under the contracts, Meadows says, HUD sets measurable performance standards and pays the contractor according to how well those standards are met.

EDS says it will leverage its vendor alliance relationships to provide immediate and sustained modernization to support the HUD mission objectives, and has teamed with a variety of small-business partners.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Slideshows
11 Things IT Professionals Wish They Knew Earlier in Their Careers
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  4/6/2021
News
Time to Shift Your Job Search Out of Neutral
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  3/31/2021
Commentary
Does Identity Hinder Hybrid-Cloud and Multi-Cloud Adoption?
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  4/1/2021
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
Download this report to compare how cloud usage and spending patterns have changed in 2020, and how respondents think they'll evolve over the next two years.
Video
Current Issue
Successful Strategies for Digital Transformation
Download this report to learn about the latest technologies and best practices or ensuring a successful transition from outdated business transformation tactics.
Slideshows
Flash Poll