HERNDON, VA – July 11, 2006 – SAVVIS Federal Systems, Inc. (SFS), a subsidiary of SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVVS), and a global leader in IT infrastructure services for applications used by the U.S. Federal Government, today announced that it has been chosen as a subcontractor to Raytheon Company on the FirstGov Web Solutions task order awarded by the Federal Systems Integration and Management Center and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).
The task order, awarded to Raytheon under the GSA’s Millennia Government-Wide Acquisition Contract from the GSA Office of Citizen Services and Communications (OCSC), will provide the hosting and technology services underpinning the FirstGov Portal and other citizen-facing government web sites. It has a potential value of up to $71 million for a one-year term, with four renewal years.
The Raytheon team selected SAVVIS for its ability to provide a comprehensive, blended IT solution consisting of managed IT infrastructure and professional services that enable the FirstGov Portal and other federal government websites for citizen use.
Under the terms of the subcontract with Raytheon, SFS will provide fully managed hosting, network, and professional services, including managed security, DDoS mitigation, disaster recovery, systems administration and engineering support, and project management. In addition, SFS will provide content delivery network (CDN) services supporting the FirstGov Portal.
The FirstGov Portal offers easy-to-navigate, intuitive websites from which users can manage a variety of government-administered benefits and access information relevant to their specific situations. An additional 24 government websites for citizens may be added to the service over the five years of the contract.
Leveraging more than 10 years of custom development and a heritage of exceptional network performance, SAVVIS’ virtualized IT utility services delivery platform provides every piece of the IT infrastructure – network, hosting, storage and computing – on a massively scalable, pay-as-you-go basis. Combined with SAVVIS’ full suite of professional services offerings, SAVVIS’ “IT infrastructure as a service” is a cost-effective and flexible way to provision a total IT solution.
“The GSA FirstGov Portal is an important tool that will be used by millions of American citizens,” said Don Teague, Vice President of SAVVIS Federal Systems. “We are pleased to provide the IT infrastructure services supporting the Portal and are confident that working closely with Raytheon we will create an innovative, total solution that will greatly facilitate government agencies’ interactions with the people who depend on them.”
Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, SFS is a wholly owned subsidiary of SAVVIS Communications Corporation (SAVVIS) specializing in the unique information technology needs of the U.S. Government’s departments and agencies. SFS offers the full range of SAVVIS network, hosting, and professional services via its GSA Schedule 70 contract, and as a subcontractor to small and large businesses with proven performance credentials for delivering best-value solutions to federal clients.
SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVS) is a global leader in IT infrastructure services for business applications. With an IT services platform spanning North America, Europe, and Asia, SAVVIS has over 5,000 enterprise customers and leads the industry in delivering secure, reliable, and scalable hosting, network, and application services. These solutions enable customers to focus on their core business while SAVVIS ensures the quality of their IT systems and operations. SAVVIS’ strategic approach combines virtualization technology, a global network and 25 data centers, and automated management and provisioning systems. For more information about SAVVIS, visit: .
About Raytheon Company
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2005 sales of $21.9 billion, is an industry leader in defense and government electronics, space, information technology, technical services, and business and special mission aircraft. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 80,000 people worldwide.
This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from SAVVIS, Inc.’s expectations. Certain factors that could affect actual results are set forth as risk factors in SAVVIS, Inc.’s SEC reports and filings, including its annual report on Form 10-K and all subsequent filings. SAVVIS, Inc. assumes no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements.
Carter B. Cromley
Ricochet Public Relations