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NIH Awards $20B to Improve Health IT

April 22, 2015
by Rajiv Leventhal
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The National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) is awarding $20 billion in funds to 65 companies to provide the entire federal government with IT solutions.

The government-wide acquisition contract (GWAC) covers 10 years with potential funds, offering IT commodity-enabling and shared solutions both on-site and in the cloud.  This includes services such as deployment and installation, maintenance and training, engineering studies, enterprise licenses and extended warranties, everything-as-a-service, mobility, collaboration, web and video-conferencing, cybersecurity, big data, virtualization and health and biomedical IT.

Of the 65 companies awarded a contract, 44 are small businesses across multiple socioeconomic categories. “Our vision was to create a strong suite of contracts which meet the IT needs of not only NIH but the entire federal landscape," said Diane J. Frasier, director, office of acquisition and logistics management and head of the contracting activity at NIH.

“We will continue to build strong relationships with our customers through superior customer service and quality contracting. This contract introduces a new, highly select community now poised to serve the federal government's emerging, next generation information technology needs within a culture that embraces uncompromising quality and bold innovation,” added Robert Coen, NITAAC program director.

The complete list of the 65 winners of the award can be seen here.

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