Salient Federal Solutions, Inc. (Salient) has announced the award of a prime contract to continue significant support of cloud-based solutions to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) program.
The five-year award is anticipated at $4 million, the company said. Salient, headquartered in Fairfax, is a provider of information technology, training, engineering and intelligence analytic services to agencies in the intelligence, defense, homeland security, cyber security and federal civilian markets.
The EEOC is a federal agency charged with enforcing laws prohibiting job discrimination.
“We understand the complex hosting mission EEOC requires and appreciate their confidence in Salient’s expertise to improve secure hosting for current and future mission systems,” said Brad Antle, CEO of Salient. “This is a great opportunity for Salient to implement some of its innovative solutions to help EEOC achieve increased system performances, security and flexibility using rapid development of open source, cloud and virtualization technologies.”
Under the contract, Salient will provide a cloud-based managed services environment to host specific components of its data center operations including EEOC core mission applications, intranet and internet e-government applications, disaster recovery operations and telecommunications infrastructure. Salient, which also has offices in McLean and Norfolk; Colorado Springs, Co.; St. Louis, Mo.; San Diego, Ca. and Orlando and Tampa, Fla., will deliver enterprise architecture and engineering support related to the migration and performance of hosted systems, system integration and system/telecommunications optimization including cloud-brokerage services and integrating third-party software-as-a-service applications into the hosted systems and applications.
Additional work may include use of cloud-based deployment options such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and/or Software as a Service (SaaS) to introduce innovations and improvements. These deployment options could address an innovative disaster recovery model that provides near real-time Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) for key applications, FedRAMP security compliance, and a unified security-monitoring suite for continuous monitoring. This would enable EEOC to achieve infrastructure and application consistency, real-time statistics, 24x7x365 monitoring, and 99.99 percent up time, the company said.