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The US Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has awarded a contract to Unisys for the maintenance of the US Department of Defense (DoD) information technology (IT) infrastructure.

The $152m contract will support the DISA’s Joint Service Provider (JSP) programme for the management and maintenance of the DoD’s IT infrastructure.

The contract has a five-year period, including all options. It includes a two-month transition period, followed by an optional period of two months, and up to 19 three-month options.

Unisys Federal defence and intelligence agencies group vice-president Andrew Boyd said: “With this award, Unisys will help the Department of Defense adopt a secure and standardised IT environment at a lower cost.

“As a leader in offering innovative and industry-leading Cloud and IT support services to the US Federal Government, we look forward to helping DISA achieve its goals for enhancing its support of Defense Department decision-makers and warfighters.”

To deliver the contract, the company will look to make use of solutions such as CloudForte Cloud-managed service and infrastructure services.

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Unisys will focus on ensuring defence department clients have access to mission-critical IT services and promoting the security and standardisation of the JSP IT infrastructure.

JSP was formed in 2015 to consolidate IT services provided to customers in the Pentagon.

The programme seeks to provide a unified approach to managing server, storage and application resources.

It works by moving applications to JSP IT environments that use platform, infrastructure and desktop-as-a-service models.

The approach involves consolidating resources such as servers, storage and services to reduce cost.