$42M to Dell Perot Systems for US Army Rock Island Arsenal C4IM Support

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Dell Perot Systems’ Government Services Business Unit in Fairfax, VA received a five-year, $42 million agreement to provide command, control, communications, computer and information management (C4IM) services to the US Army’s Rock Island Arsenal in Illinois. On Nov 3/09, Dell completed its $3.9 billion acquisition of Perot Systems. Perot Systems had previously provided C4IM services to the Rock Island Arsenal to help the Army implement a number of IT initiatives, including consolidating the base’s Directorate of Information Management (DOIM) centers into a single DOIM while migrating the base’s networks to the Army’s 1st Area Processing Center (APC)… The Army’s APC [pdf] is designed to improve network efficiency, reduce the number of network entry points and make the remaining entry points more secure, and reduce the costs for IT services. The Army’s goal is to establish linked APCs worldwide to support deploying forces and the service’s IT business applications and data management. For the new contract, Dell Perot Systems will continue to provide network operations, desktop services, email, information assurance, telephones, and connectivity to long-haul communications for the arsenal. The Rock Island Arsenal provides manufacturing, logistics, and base support services for the US armed forces. The arsenal manufactures ordnance and equipment, […]

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