HP Signs $2.5bn IT Support Agreement With NASA

Hewlett Packard has landed a massive $2.5 billion IT support deal from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the organisation has informed.

In a press release, NASA informed that the 10-year deal will involve HP providing the necessary IT equipment and expertise for its Agency Consolidated End-user Services.

Under the deal, HP will be providing and managing personal computer hardware, agency certified software, mobile information technology and other necessary peripherals and support services required by NASA.

"NASA personnel use IT to support NASA's core business, scientific, research and computational activities. HP Enterprise Services will provide, manage, secure and maintain these essential IT services for the agency," NASA said in a statement.

Bloomberg wrote that HP edged out Lockheed Martin Corp., which currently provides an array of services to NASA. Lockheed expressed its disappointment for not bagging the lucrative contract in an emailed statement to Bloomberg.