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3H Wins GSA Public Buildings Service eCommon Contract

RESTON, Va., Jan. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- 3H Technology, LLC, a wholly owned business of QinetiQ North America, has been awarded a new contract by the General Services Administration (GSA) to provide the GSA Public Buildings Service (PBS) with design, implementation, maintenance, development and underlying support for the eCommon Framework. With options, the contract has a total value of over $15 million.

RESTON, Va., Jan. 3 /PRNewswire/ — 3H Technology, LLC, a wholly owned business of QinetiQ North America, has been awarded a new contract by the General Services Administration (GSA) to provide the GSA Public Buildings Service (PBS) with design, implementation, maintenance, development and underlying support for the eCommon Framework. With options, the contract has a total value of over $15 million.

eCommon introduces a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) to the Public Buildings Service. SOA packages business processes as services, which greatly increases their interoperability across different information systems and makes them easier for customers to use. SOA represents the natural next step in enterprise architecture and will help the Public Buildings Service increase the agility of its business operations.

3H will design and deliver the SOA infrastructure stack, a vendor/product selection effort, and a repository of reusable software services and components. The initiative will help the Public Buildings Service align its information technology with its business processes. Above all, the Public Buildings Service expects eCommon to significantly improve customer service.

GSA Public Buildings Service is the largest public real estate organization in the United States, with an inventory of over 342 million square feet of workspace for 1.1 million federal employees in 2,100 American communities. The Public Buildings Service aims to be the provider of choice for federal agencies, to help federal agencies use real estate more efficiently, and to restore and maintain the vitality of communities where GSA has a presence.

About 3H Technology and QinetiQ North America's IT Services Group

3H Technology, a QinetiQ North America Company, offers a broad range of information technology (IT) solutions and services. We support enterprise-wide software applications and network infrastructure environments for government agencies and commercial enterprises. Our in-house software development facility and program management, engineering process and quality assurance organizations are certified in and follow industry best practices: ISO 9001:2000, CMMI Level 3 and IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL). Our clients include the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), General Services Administration (GSA), Department of Defense (DoD), Booz-Allen Hamilton, Clark Construction and Merck Pharmaceuticals. As part of QinetiQ North America's IT Services Group, its capabilities have been augmented by those of Apogen Technologies, Inc., and ITS Corporation. The IT Services Group is an industry leader delivering total IT services and solutions. For more information, please visit www.3ht.com.

About QinetiQ North America

QinetiQ North America provides world-class technology and responsive solutions to U.S. government customers. With more than 5,500 engineers, scientists and professionals working in partnership with customers, QNA develops innovative technology solutions to meet the challenges of national defense, homeland security and information access. QinetiQ North America is part of QinetiQ Group plc, a leading international defense and security technology business. For more information, please visit www.QinetiQ-NA.com.

John Petrik QinetiQ North America IT Services Group 703-741-0300 jpetrik@its-noesis.com Michael Rudd Boscobel Marketing Communications, Inc. 301-588-2900 x115 mrudd@boscobel.com

SOURCE QinetiQ North America

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