HERNDON, Va., Aug. 29 /CNW/ -- EDS today announced it has been awarded a
$68 million contract extension by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
Explosives (ATF), an organization within the U.S. Department of Justice, to
provide day-to-day seat management services under the ATF Enterprise Standard
Architecture III (ESA III) contract. Services provided by EDS include
hardware/software acquisition, desktop PC maintenance and support; application
server management; messaging; peripherals; local area network management;
overall system security; help desk services; disaster recovery planning and
preparation; and new technology insertion.
The ESA III contract was created to use information technology (IT) to
enhance the ATF's ability to conduct its mission to enforce the federal laws
and regulations relating to alcohol, tobacco, firearms, explosives and arson.
ATF awarded the initial five-year, $300 million ESA III contract to EDS in
December 2003. The newly awarded contract extension will begin when the
initial term of the contract expires in December 2008 and will run through
The contract extension will give the ATF greater flexibility as it
transitions employees to a Microsoft Vista operating system environment. ATF
desktop systems will be refreshed in 2008 with hardware capable of running
Microsoft Vista, allowing ATF employees to transition to the new operating
system as they become ready. EDS Agility Alliance partners Sun Microsystems
and EMC are providing products and services to ATF under the ESA III contract.
"The early acceptance of this contract extension demonstrates the success
of the partnership between ATF and EDS," said Dennis Stolkey, vice president
and general manager, EDS U.S. Public Sector. "With this extension, EDS will
continue to provide the services necessary to support approximately 7,000 ATF
desktops, nationwide and globally, and help ATF employees collect and
disseminate the information law enforcement professionals need to fight
The ESA contract is flexible enough to accommodate advances in technology
and to build an infrastructure that works better, costs less, and reduces the
total cost of ownership (TCO) of IT assets. By allowing EDS to manage their
IT services, ATF is reducing TCO while improving performance and customer
satisfaction. The overall goal of the contract is to provide essential
hardware and software products along with the services necessary to facilitate
continued mission effectiveness for agents, inspectors, scientists, and
administrative support staff nationwide.
EDS (NYSE: EDS) is a leading global technology services company
delivering business solutions to its clients. EDS founded the information
technology outsourcing industry 45 years ago. Today, EDS delivers a broad
portfolio of information technology and business process outsourcing services
to clients in the manufacturing, financial services, healthcare,
communications, energy, transportation, and consumer and retail industries and
to governments around the world. Learn more at eds.com.
The statements in this news release that are not historical statements,
including statements regarding the amount of new contract values, are
forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws.
These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, many of
which are beyond EDS' control, which could cause actual results to differ
materially from such statements. For information concerning these risks and
uncertainties, see EDS' most recent Form 10-K. EDS disclaims any intention or
obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a
result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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