CSRA Awarded NHGRI IT Support Contract
News Aug 03, 2016
CSRA Inc. has announced it was awarded a new contract to provide multiple levels of IT support for the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). The new, single-award contract is valued at $17 million over a three-year period.
“Our customer is challenged with maintaining a cutting-edge technological environment to support the NHGRI community,” said Paul Nedzbala, CSRA executive vice president, Health and Civil Group. “We are helping NHGRI meet those challenges by applying innovative approaches to supporting scientific research enabled by the expertise of CSRA’s brilliant people and teams. This work is at the core of what we do at CSRA – providing next-generation IT solutions to deliver positive mission outcomes for our government customers, efficiently and effectively.”
Under the contract, CSRA will serve as the single point of contact for high performance scientific computing as well as IT desktops, servers, applications, databases and website support for the NHGRI staff. The company will leverage current and emerging technologies to enhance and improve infrastructure, security and existing business processes, operations and reliability.
“NHGRI is an agency within the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and CSRA has helped NIH in achieving their critical research mission for more than 20 years,” said Kamal Narang, CSRA vice president and general manager, Health and Civil Group. “We’re excited to continue our support of their important work.”
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