Press Release

NASA Selects Logicon FDC for SEWP III Contract In High-End Networking, Mass Storage Classes

By SpaceRef Editor
August 20, 2001
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Logicon Inc., a Northrop Grumman
company, announced today that its Logicon FDC unit has been
selected for NASA’s Scientific and Engineering Workstation Procurement III
(SEWP III) contract.
Logicon was selected for two classes of the contract,
Class 11 (high-end networking devices) and Class 13 (mass storage devices).

NASA said the multiple award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity
contract has a maximum value of $4 billion.
Logicon estimates that the value
of SEWP III to the company will be $160 million in the first year and
$800 million to $900 million over the five-year term of the contract.

The awards enable Logicon FDC to provide networking and storage solutions
in an open and distributed computer environment to all federal government
agencies and their associated contractors for the next five years.

“The award of both the networking and storage classes of the SEWP III
contract is a major victory for us,” said Rene LaVigne, president-Logicon FDC.
“Our successful storage practice is in large part attributable to our success
with the SEWP II contract, and the addition of the networking technology class
recognizes another core competency that we’ve developed over the past six

“Storage and networking are two of the hottest fields in IT and SEWP III
affirms our ability to meet the federal government’s strategic needs in these
two linchpin technologies,” Mr. LaVigne said.

NASA SEWP III is the third generation of this government-wide acquisition
Under this program, Logicon FDC offers products from 152 vendors
and more than 58,000 contract line item numbers for both classes.

Logicon FDC brings seven years of SEWP contract experience to the program
as a previous solutions provider on both SEWP and SEWP II for storage devices.
Work on the SEWP III program will be performed in Greenbelt, Md.

Logicon FDC is the premier federal government provider of comprehensive
Internet and infrastructure solutions in the areas of multiservice networking
and security, data storage, IT service management, enterprise software and
high-end computing systems.

Logicon Inc., a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corporation, is a premier
provider of advanced IT solutions, engineering and business services for
government and commercial clients.
Headquartered in Herndon, Logicon’s
expertise spans such areas as information systems integration; command,
control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and
reconnaissance (C4ISR); enterprise hardware and software solutions; training
and simulation; base and range support; signals intelligence; space systems;
health informatics; and specialized scientific, engineering and technical

SpaceRef staff editor.