Monday, April 30, 2007

DHS Looking to Build New Data Center in Western U.S.

Wilson P. Dizard III writes on

The Homeland Security Department plans to select a vendor this summer to build a second cross-agency data center, and has directed prospective contractors to propose locations in the Western United States to help shield the facility from any major East Coast electricity blackout.

According to department procurement documents and industry sources, the department is in a downselection phase to pick the contractor for the planned data center. The department likely will announce a task order award for the second data center this summer, according to Input of Reston, Va.

DHS is managing the acquisition under the Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge solutions umbrella contracts. The department kicked off the acquisition last July with a request for information from vendors about the project.

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