Millennia Lite contracts awarded

Millennia Lite contracts awarded

The General Services Administration awarded the first information technology

support services contracts under the Millennia Lite program.

GSA's Federal Technology Service awarded 11 contracts for high-end IT

services and 10 contracts for mission support services.

Awards in the remaining two functional areas under the contract will

be made in May, a GSA spokeswoman said. Total contract awards may reach

$20 billion.

A complete list of contract winners is online at www.fcw.com/extra.

NASA gives view on climate

The first images from Terra, the satellite in NASA's Earth Observing

System that monitors global climate change, were released April 19.

Launched in December 1999, Terra carries five instruments that provide

daily information about how the atmosphere, land, oceans, solar radiation

and life forms influence each other.

Above is a view of the Canary Islands in a dust storm Feb. 29. More

images can be found at www.jpl.nasa.gov/ pictures/terra.

Weather Service hires first CIO

The National Weather Service has hired its first chief information officer,

the agency announced last week.

Shukri Wakid began work as CIO this month, overseeing computer security,

standards, IT policy and planning. Most recently, Wakid was CIO at the National

Institute of Standards and Technology.

Web Extra for GSA brief from Page 13

The General Services Administration's Federal Technology Serivce awarded

11 contracts for high-end IT services, which encompass engineering and manufacturing,

independent verification and validation, and source data development.

The high-end information services contracts were awarded to Anteon Corp.,

AverStar Inc., American Systems Corp., Computer Technology Associates Inc.,

GRC International Inc., Nichols Research, New Technology Management Inc.,

QSS Group Inc., Sentel Corp., Sherikon Inc. and Systems Technology Associates

Inc.

FTS awarded 10 contracts for mission support services, focusing on software

development and maintenance, network design, and support and help-desk duties.

The mission support services contract winners were ACS Government Solutions

Group, Advanced Technology Systems Inc., Century Technologies, Computer

Systems Technology, EER Systems, FC Business Systems, ITS Federal, Rose

International Inc., Sherikon Inc. and VGS.

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