Blue-Bell-based information technology company Unisys has won a task order to provide IT support and services to the U.S. Army Logistics Innovation Agency, a military organization that focuses on improving military logistics readiness.
Yeah, Canada is screwed.
The order has a one-year base value of $2.3 million, followed by two one-year options for a total estimated value of $7.1 million. It is a follow-up to a contract Unisys has held since 1999, according to a company press release.
Unisys will handle unclassified networks, which may or may not include e-mail invitations to tea parties, in addition to classified networks, which may or may not include e-mail invitations to secret tea parties.
The networks will include video teleconferencing systems and the administration of IT hardware to help make the agency more secure (read: scary) and uninterrupted (read: unstoppable). The Montgomery County company will also offer help-desk services, application deveopment and graphics design support (“See, now it looks like Dave’s head is on Mary’s body”).
On the friendlier tech front of fellow often military-contracted giant, Lockheed Martin, which is based in Maryland but has operations in King of Prussia, it will fund $400,000 in research and development “Smart grid” projects at Penn State, aiming at increasing electricity and energy performance, according to its own company press release.