Nasa Awards HP 2.5B Computer Contract

Apr 28, 2011, 10:47 by R.E. Christian

NASA has awarded HP a huge $2.5 billion contract for desktop computers, devices, and services, the computer company announced on Thursday. 

The contract was awarded for a four-year period to HP's Enterprise Services Division with two three-year option periods for all NASA facilities in the United States, PC Magazine reports. The program is part of the NASA Agency Consolidated End-User Service program (ACES), which coves 60,000 users.

HP is reported to update NASA's entire infrastructure with brand new computer technology, software and cellular services.

Dennis Stolkey, senior vice president and general manager of the U.S. Public Sector, HP Enterprise Services said in a statement: "The ACES contract will help evolve NASA's IT environment to a centralized, adaptable IT infrastructure to enable economies of scale, agency-wide visibility and improved management and security," said in a statement.

In addition, HP will also partner with small businesses to meet NASA's small business participation guidelines and diverse mission goals.