Services firm DDC IT Services (DDC ITS) has been awarded a $50 million mainframe.

The company had been given the contract by the US Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Mainframe Line of Business (LOB).

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This contract, the Mainframe West, is the second won by DDC ITS in the last year following the Mainframe East contract.

Mainframe West has a one-year base contract length, with the potential for four additional years.

Under the contract, DDC ITS will handle the full mainframe services in support of DISA and its customer base across the Department of Defense (DoD) including application hosting, software and hardware management, system and security modernization, and network connectivity solutions.

DDC ITS has been providing mainframe services for DISA since 2015.

“We are honored that DISA has once again entrusted our team to continue delivering mainframe IT services for both East and West regions,” said Rachel Cross, vice president of Growth and Strategy, Navy and 4th Estate. “Leveraging our extensive mainframe expertise, we are committed to powering DISA’s IT objectives. We look forward to our continued partnership in support of current and future operational milestones.”

“As a long-standing partner, DDC’s unwavering dedication to our client has been instrumental to the success of this program,” added Dan Riggs, chief growth and strategy officer. “This contract underscores our ability to meet the evolving needs of DISA and its Mission Partners, and we are proud to play a role in advancing their critical mission.”

DDC ITS is a subsidiary of Diné Development Corporation, a Navajo Nation-owned family of companies that provides services to government agencies and commercial organizations.

In October 2023, DDC ITS won the Mainframe Line of Business East contract, valued at $59m.

Last month, DISA unveiled its five-year strategy for the period 2025-2029. The first priority of that strategy is to simplify its network globally with large-scale adoption of command IT environments. The agency is also set to use HPE GreenLake for a Distributed Hybrid Multi-Cloud prototype.