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EDS Wins $34 Million DoD Contract

HP's outsourcing arm will provide the Defense Information Systems Agency with engineering and technical support.

Hewlett-Packard's EDS outsourcing unit said Monday that it won a $34 million contract to provide a range of services to the U.S. Department of Defense.

Under the deal, EDS, along with partner Harris Information Technology, will provide the Defense Information Systems Agency with engineering, technical, and analytical services for its Multinational Information Sharing program.

The program aims to facilitate collaboration among multinational forces to improve intelligence, decision making, and odds of mission success. The goal is to help the MIS program office "align cutting-edge technologies to their mission requirements," Dennis Stolkey, senior VP for EDS's U.S. public-sector unit, said in a statement.

The contract was awarded under the Defense Department's Encore II contract vehicle. It includes a one-year base period and four one-year options. EDS and Harris have been working with DISA's MNIS program since 2004. "We are proud to continue to provide services to DISA that enable them to facilitate the flow of vital information to meet the emerging needs of our defense forces," said Stolkey.

Separately, EDS last week said it had secured a five-year, $140 million contract to provide outsourced tech services to Australian telecommunications company Telstra. The deal also includes discretionary opportunities worth up to $245 million.

The arrangement calls for EDS to provide Telstra with application development and management services for Telstra's critical business applications. EDS will provide some of the services from offshore locations.

"This is an important milestone for Telstra," Telstra CIO John McInerney said in a statement. "One of the key outcomes of our IT transformation is the delivery of operational excellence."

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