HP bags two orders from U.S. Army to enhance IT infrastructure

Infotech Lead America: HP has bagged two orders from the U.S. Army Human Resources Command (AHRC) to enhance IT infrastructure.

On Tuesday, HP said in a statement that its Enterprise Services has won two task orders from the U.S. AHRC to support and enhance the technology infrastructure and applications used throughout the recruiting process.

HP says it is in a good position to execute these contracts, sold under the U.S. Army Information Technology Enterprise Solutions—2 Services agreement. These orders include 30 percent small-business participation.

The first contract, a three-year order for HP to continue managing the AHRC technology infrastructure, adds the same support for the U.S. Army Cadet Command and Army Recruiting Command.

HP’s Data Center Services to AHRC — serving for more than 20 years — services include Workplace Services; help desk and field support for the PCs, laptops and printers used by AHRC staff; Networking Services; and enterprise architecture planning from HP Transformation Consulting Services.

The second contract, according to HP, is a one-year task order to modernize and maintain applications that enable the U.S. Army to find and screen prospective recruits with HP Applications Services.

In addition, HP will develop a new capability for recruits to complete applications and required federal forms online. These applications run on the AHRC technology infrastructure, and help manage recruitment and hiring workflow.

Under the previous agreement, HP helped AHRC consolidate two data centers—including help desks, systems and applications—into one new facility in Fort Knox, Ky. As a result, AHRC operations became more efficient and cost effective, creating an environment in which employees can easily access data to facilitate daily decisions.

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