Justice names two to IRM posts

The Justice Department last week filled two top information technology posts. James Price was named director of the Computer Services Staff and will manage the operation of two data centers that provide services to more than 60,000 customers worldwide. He formerly was the acting director of CSS.

David Bittenbender, former head of policy and management of telecommunications networks and services at the Environmental Protection Agency in Raleigh, N.C., was named director of the Telecommunications Services Staff. He will manage Justice's data and voice networks and provide a broad range of telecommunications services to Justice organizations.

CDSI splits into two units

Computer Data Systems Inc. last week announced that it will reorganize into two business units: Information Technology Solutions Co. (ITS) and CDSI Business Applications Solutions Co. (BAS) . Mary Ann Mayhew will be president of ITS, which will provide client/server migration, network integration and software development, among other services. Tom Green will be president of BAS, which will handle CDSI's processing services, outsourcing and financial software business. The units will function as distinct entities but will not be formally incorporated, the company said.

The reorganization goes into effect July 1.

Also last week, CDSI said it won a General Services Administration facilities management contract worth about $200 million. The contract is to support GSA's Southeast Sunbelt and Great Lakes regions.

BDM gets $30M National Guard IT pact

The National Guard Bureau has awarded BDM Federal Inc., McLean, Va., a five-year, $30 million contract to provide information technology services and support, BDM said last week. The task-order contract covers business process re-engineering, software programming, hardware and software maintenance, telecommunications and other services. The contract is open to the National Guard Bureau, and the Army and Air National Guards.

SRA officially added to IC4I roster

System Research and Applications Corp., Arlington, Va., has been officially added as a third contractor to the $929 million Integration for Command, Control, Communication, Computers and Intelligence (IC4I) program, a small-business set-aside for the Defense intelligence community. The addition of SRA - which joins existing contractors BTG Inc. and Cordant Inc. - was unsuccessfully challenged with the Small Business Administration by Infotec Development Inc., a losing IC4I bidder.

Army unveils PC-2 solicitation

The Army last week released the solicitation for Personal Computers-2, the follow-on to the $512.6 million PC and peripheral buy captured by Electronic Data Systems Corp. and Sysorex Information Systems Inc. last year. The two PC-2 awards - for about 108,000 units for an estimated total value of $300 million, according to Federal Sources Inc. - are expected in January 1997.

Census set to release DCS 2000 RFP

On June 21 the Census Bureau plans to release a draft request for proposals for its Data Capture System 2000. The system will use digital electronic imaging to process census forms. The contract is worth between $50 million and $100 million.


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