Unisys begins wireless services for TSA

Transportation Security Administration

Unisys Corp. started implementing the Managed Services for Wireless Personal Communications program for the Transportation Security Administration today.

As prime contractor for TSA's Information Technology Managed Services (ITMS) contract, Unisys is responsible for the wireless communications program. The Managed Services for Wireless Personal Communication program will run through August 2005.

The program is intended to standardize cellular phones, calling plans and cellular customer service for 6,000 to 8,000 TSA employees at 429 U.S. airports and headquarter facilities. The program will also centralize management of other wireless personal communication devices used by TSA employees.

"This program represents a new model for wireless enterprise management," said Mike Hatcher, Unisys partner for the ITMS program. "As a single point of contact for management of the cellular phone service, Unisys will help the TSA to gain operational efficiencies, save money and optimize internal resources."

The wireless program will allow TSA employees to pool, or donate, minutes to other employees to ensure that no single employee incurs more than 500 minutes worth of charges per month. Through the program, TSA will receive a single rate structure, regardless of geographic location.

Unisys was awarded the billion-dollar, performance-based ITMS contract in August 2002 to develop the agency's information technology infrastructure.

Featured

  • Contracting
    8 prototypes of the border walls as tweeted by CBP San Diego

    DHS contractors face protests – on the streets

    Tech companies are facing protests internally from workers and externally from activists about doing for government amid controversial policies like "zero tolerance" for illegal immigration.

  • Workforce
    By Mark Van Scyoc Royalty-free stock photo ID: 285175268

    At OPM, Weichert pushes direct hire, pay agent changes

    Margaret Weichert, now acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, is clearing agencies to make direct hires in IT, cyber and other tech fields and is changing pay for specialized occupations.

  • Cloud
    Shutterstock ID ID: 222190471 By wk1003mike

    IBM protests JEDI cloud deal

    As the deadline to submit bids on the Pentagon's $10 billion, 10-year warfighter cloud deal draws near, IBM announced a legal protest.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.