General Dynamics opens new data center for USCIS
General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of Falls Church, VA-based General Dynamics, has opened a new enterprise data center in Westminster, CO, to serve as the technology operations and maintenance infrastructure support (TOMIS) program's IT operations center.
The center will operate on behalf of DHS' U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). General Dynamics was awarded the TOMIS program contract in 2007.
General Dynamics reports that this new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified operations center will meet the need for centralized, around-the-clock nationwide information technology (IT) enterprise service support with network and security monitoring.
Furthermore, the facility will employ approximately 100 skilled IT workers when fully staffed, including service desk agents, IT security specialists, network engineers, systems engineers and system administrators for DHS as well as other GD clients.
The Westminster facility is General Dynamics Information Technology's first dedicated data center. The company notes that it built the facility from the ground up, from selecting the building to designing the layout to outfitting the operations center. The facility has room for expansion to accommodate any future programs that may require round-the-clock IT support and maintenance, GDIT adds.