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SRA nabs $18.6M Courts buy

The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has awarded SRA International Inc. a five-year Judiciary Systems Analysis and Programming Support Services pact, estimated at $18.6 million. SRA will provide the AOUC and the Judiciary with automation support services. Team members include Abacus Technology Corp., Aquas Inc. and TAMSCO. TAMSCO had previously provided these services to the courts, but on a smaller scale.

Four firms get USPS business

The U.S. Postal Service has signed a one-year, multiple-award deal with PRC Inc., Computer Sciences Corp., Andersen Consulting and Oracle Corp. to provide turnkey information systems and support services. The vendors will bid on task orders issued by USPS to support various systems, including transportation, finance, logistics and human resources.

Hewitt, Johnson named to GTSI board

Government Technology Services Inc., on the same day it announced a loss for its fourth quarter and 1995 fiscal year, filled two vacancies on its board of directors with the election of Thomas L. Hewitt and Lee Johnson. Hewitt is the founder and president of Federal Sources Inc., a Vienna, Va., market research and consulting firm.

Johnson, a longtime associate of GTSI president and chief executive officer Dendy Young, was chairman of the board of Falcon Microsystems Inc. GTSI announced a net loss of $7.2 million for 1995, including a fourth-quarter net loss of $4.2 million.

Gateway 2000 inks GSA schedule deal

Gateway 2000 recently signed a one-year General Services Administration Schedule B/C contract. Gateway's schedule lineup includes six PC models ranging from 75 MHz to 166 MHz and a 75 MHz color notebook. The machines come with Microsoft Corp.'s Windows for Workgroups 3.11 and Office Pro 4.3, but Gateway is offering Windows 95 and Office 95 as options. Prices range from $1,857 for the 75 MHz PC to $2,706 for the 166 MHz machine.

Steipp leaves Hewlett-Packard

Thomas W. Steipp, who established Hewlett-Packard Co.'s Federal Computer Operations in 1990, left the company last month to join Atlanta-based cable equipment maker Scientific Atlanta. A 1995 Federal 100 winner, Steipp built HP into a workstation powerhouse in the federal market, winning such major contracts as Supermini, TAC-3 and TAC-4.

Mike Leavell, a vice president responsible for HP's Solutions Integration Group, is the acting director of the Federal Computer Operations.

Sprint withdraws FTS 2000 complaint

Sprint earlier this month withdrew its protest of GSA's plan to offer telecom equipment installed at the Treasury Department to AT&T. GSA is in the midst of moving Treasury's long-distance traffic on the FTS 2000 network from Sprint to AT&T as the result of last year's recompetition between the two vendors.

Jim Payne, Sprint's assistant vice president for FTS 2000, said the company withdrew the complaint from GSA's Board of Contract Appeals because FTS 2000 officials agreed to discuss beforehand with Sprint their intention to give AT&T access to the equipment. Payne said Sprint may protest the issue again in the future if GSA's explanations are not satisfactory. GSA program officials were not available for comment.

A Sprint protest of the results of the FTS 2000 re-competition filed at the General Accounting Office remains in effect.

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