Kore Federal today announced that the company, as a teaming partner with IBM (NYSE: IBM), has been awarded an IT and software services contract to improve information sharing within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Transportation Security Administration (TSA) under the DHS Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions (EAGLE) program.
TSA is calling its new systems development contract the Organizational Application Support and Information Services (OASIS). The OASIS contract will kick off with an initial award of $98.5 million in its first year and run for a total of five years if all options are exercised. The OASIS pact likely would amount to $400 million to $500 million during its five-year duration.
OASIS is aimed at developing a Service Oriented Architecture environment, improving knowledge management capabilities and enhancing dissemination of critical information inside the agency via standard messaging services such as cell phones, pagers, and PDA’s. The project supports the agencies overall mission of preventing terrorist acts against the United States and protecting the nation's transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce.
IBM will collaborate with Kore Federal and other large firms on the project including Oracle, Deloitte Consulting and Lockheed Martin to fulfill TSA requirements.