The Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) has awarded information technology company Unisys
a major contract. VITA, which has headquarters in Chester, Chesterfield County, Virginia, was established in 2003. The organization is responsible for overseeing cybersecurity, IT infrastructure services and IT governance throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. It deals with IT infrastructure for executive branch agencies in the state and overseas IT investments and technology procurement at state agencies and higher education institutions. The organization has awarded Unisys a data center contract worth $242 million.
Unisys is a globally recognized brand whose broad range of services include digital transformation and workplace services, security software and industry applications. With head offices in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, United States, the company’s customers include government organizations and companies in commercial markets and financial services. Unisys will manage VITA’s server and storage requirements and provide other data center services.
Unisys is one of six companies the state has contracted to provide services alongside a number of vendors. Historically the state issued a contract for a single IT provider and since 2006 this was Northrop Grumman. A new service model now allows the state to issue contracts to a variety of providers for shorter periods.
"This is a new era in technology for the commonwealth," explained Nelson Moe, Virginia’s Chief Information Officer in a press release. "The technology services VITA provides to agencies and other government entities across the commonwealth will be more agile, provided at market rates and offer the opportunity for enhancements.”Do you know of any other companies winning government contracts? Let us know the details. Add your comments below.