Virginia State University (VSU) recently announced it was selected as part of a 16-member team awarded a $400 million IT contract with the U.S. Army.
The Information Technology Services-Small Business (ITS-SB) contract was awarded by the Army Contracting Command-National Capital Region (ACC-NCR) and the Army Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS) groups as part of a competitive bid process.
The selected partners will support the U.S. Army’s enterprise infrastructure needs by providing a full spectrum of innovative IT services and solutions.
Eight of the 16 selected partners are based in Virginia, including lead-company Tantus|OnPoint. The other Virginia companies/institutions are: Advanced Resource Technologies Inc., CACI, Lunarline Inc., Strohmeir Consulting LLC, Systems Integration & Management Inc., VSU, and Zenetex LLC.
According to VSU, the university will provide support in the areas of Information Assurance, Independent Verification & Validation, Internet Protocol Version 6, Migration and Integration Services, and Warranty and Maintenance.
VSU was selected as one of only two universities to participate in the partnership. The university has a strong legacy of supporting U.S. Department of Defense contracts.
VSU has received multiple accolades for its innovation in IT. VEDP blogged last year about VSU’s Reginald F. Lewis School of Business winning three awards for its “Digital at the Core” initiative, which delivers core curriculum through digital textbooks, MP3 audio chapters, MP3 study guides, and downloadable quizzes and flashcards.
Founded in 1882, VSU is an example of Virginia’s premier higher education system that partners with companies to prepare students with the technological training and skills they will utilize upon entering the workforce.
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