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Unisys Wins Contract to Help U.S. General Services Administration Adopt a DevOps Model for Fast, Efficient Application Development
Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 09:22:11 AM
 
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Contract calls for Unisys to continue to support all mission-critical applications and systems for federal agency

BLUE BELL, Pa., July 25, 2016 Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced it was awarded a contract by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), to continue to support the development and deployment of the agency's critical applications and systems for the GSA's Public Buildings Service (PBS).

The contract will run up to two years, with one base year followed by a one-year option period, and is valued at an estimated $12.6 million over the two years.

Under the contract, Unisys will help PBS adopt a DevOps software development model under which software developers work closely with those who use and operate applications to encourage faster, more efficient and more reliable application development.

Unisys will support all of the applications used by PBS to perform its mission of providing state-of-the-art, efficient workspaces for the federal government. The contract also will support PBS building control systems, including those used for physical access control; video surveillance; and systems that monitor lighting, and heating and air conditioning. These systems allow building managers to monitor the environment at facilities without being physically on-site.

PBS acquires office space for the federal government through new construction and leasing, and acts as a steward for federal properties across the country. PBS maintains an inventory of more than 376.9 million square feet of workspace for 1.1 million federal employees, and preserves more than 481 historic properties.

Under the new contract, Unisys will manage the integration, testing and release into production of all critical PBS applications and systems. Through the introduction of a DevOps model, Unisys will help the agency focus on smaller software releases that are deployed more quickly and incrementally.

"Unisys will bring the technical and management expertise that PBS needs to manage its change to a DevOps model and to make it work," said Casey Coleman, group vice president for civilian agencies at Unisys Federal. "Our DevOps experience with other government agencies as well as commercial clients can help PBS to more collaboratively and efficiently develop and deploy the systems needed to manage the U.S. federal government's properties and facilities."

 
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