MacB partners with Alliant on EITSS contract for US Army


MacAulay-Brown (MacB) has partnered with Alliant SB CTA (ASC) on an enterprise information technology support services contract (EITSSC) for the US Army.

Awarded by the US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), the seven-year contract requires the company to provide mission critical information technology (IT) services and technical support for the army.

Valued at $20m, the contract will also cover full lifecycle support, system upgrades and modifications, and new systems integration across SOUTHCOM's area of responsibility (AOR), including its headquarters.

The companies will work towards transitioning existing IT networks into a single security architecture (SSA).

"Our recent work on similar awards demonstrates MacB's commitment to deliver outstanding mission services and IT solutions."

MacB and ASC will establish standardised methods for authenticating and accessing data by implementing a single architecture for identity and access management (IdAM) at SOUTHCOM headquarters.

The companies will migrate traditional server and client-based applications to a software-as-a-service model and cloud computing.

They will also ensure that software applications and servers comply with US Department of Defense (DoD) guidelines.

MacB Mission Systems Group Operations and Logistics Division vice-president Troy Kohler said: "We are pleased to partner with ASC on this multi-year IT services contract for SOUTHCOM.

"Our recent work on similar awards demonstrates MacB's commitment to deliver outstanding mission services and IT solutions on large scale in order to fully support US strategic operations across the globe."

In November, MacB partnered with EOIR Technologies on a $994m technical information engineering services (TIES) contract for the US Army.

The three-year contract is to support the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center's (CERDEC) Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (I2WD).