03 Nov Madison computer company, EDS land $12 million FDA contract
Madison, Wis. – Comprehensive Computer Consulting of Sun Prairie, along with teaming partner EDS, have been awarded a five-year, $12 million contract from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which is moving its data center from Rockville, Md. to White Oak, Md.
According to Robert L. Wopat, CEO of Comprehensive Computer Consulting, the contract consists of implementing the design phase of the application and hosting operations transition. He said the project involves the consolidation of more than 300 terabytes of storage, 100 network and security devices, and 525 servers.
The hosted data center contract was awarded under the FDA’s new Information Technology for the 21st Century (ICT21) program, a $2.5 billion multiple-award contract.
Wopat said the contract will provide the FDA with a wide range of information technology and data center management services over the next decade. The program will support the FDA’s public health mission by modernizing its capacity and computing infrastructure capabilities and establishing a standardized approach for IT services.
CCC will work with the FDA to create a modern agency-wide, scalable infrastructure-computing platform, but the full division of work between CCC and EDS has yet to be determined.
“We are hopeful some of the work can be done out of our Madison-based office,” Wopat said.