April 23, 2012 —KGS Awarded VA Data Center Acquisition (DCAT4) Program Contract as Part of TeamSMS
KGS is proud to announce that it is part of the winning team awarded the DCAT4 Program from the VA as part of the T4 contract vehicle. KGS, as a primary subcontractor to Systems Made Simple, helped the SMS Team secure the $715M, five (5) year task order – the largest single IT contract ever awarded by the VA to a Service-disabled Veteran-owned Small Business.
As part of the contract, Team SMS is responsible for consolidating and managing the VA's five Corporate Data Center Operations (CDCO), which include more than 2,000 servers and 200 IT applications. Through the DCAT4 program, Team SMS will help the CDCO attract and retain customers by:
- Maximizing cost recovery and establishing data center capacity through the consolidation of information from multiple data centers into one architecture;
- Positioning CDCO as a leader in cloud computing for the VA and other government agencies;
- Serving as an adviser for the VA, providing counsel on operation and maintenance of new technology and service centers;
- Implementing green initiatives in the data centers that help the VA minimize its carbon footprint;