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SwRI among awardees of $50 billion federal IT contract

May 5, 2009 — Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®) is among 59 companies named as awardees of the U.S. General Services Administration $50 billion Alliant Information Technology (IT) contract.

The government-wide acquisition contract (GWAC) covers a broad range of products and services, including any and all components of an integrated IT solution. It includes current technologies as well as any new technologies that may emerge during the 10-year life cycle of the contract.

The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract is SwRI's first GWAC award. Seven of the Institute's 11 technical divisions joined in the proposal:

Applied Physics Division, Automation and Data Systems Division, Aerospace Electronics and Information Technology Division, Mechanical and Materials Engineering Division, Signal Exploitation and Geolocation Division, Space Science and Engineering Division, and the Training, Simulation and Performance Improvement Division.

"The contract provides IT solutions through performance of a broad range of services, which may include the integration of various technologies critical to the services being acquired," said Dr. Katharine Golas, vice president of the Training, Simulation and Performance Improvement Division.

Winning bidders will compete with each other for work under the Alliant contract, which has a five-year base and a five-year option.

SwRI was the only independent, nonprofit research and development laboratory among the 59 awardees.

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