October 18, 2011

Contract Award: TWD to provide enterprise IT services and support for US Naval Sea Systems Command

News Report

As announced in a recent press release, TWD has been awarded a $121 million SeaPort-e Task Order by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). Working directly with the Command Information Office (CIO), TWD will provide enterprise IT services and support.

Provided Services

Under the Seaport Enhanced contract, TWD provides professional engineering, technical and programmatic support services for the US Naval Sea Systems Command's Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUSC), headquarters, and its field activities.

Services available under this contract span the entire spectrum of product areas supported by the Warfare Centers and may cover a range of technical skills including: research, technology development, concept exploration, design and demonstration, prototyping and fabrication, test and evaluation, certification, deployment, life cycle sustainment, operation and maintenance, improvement, modernization, overhaul, demilitarization and disposal.

Under the terms of the agreement, TWD and its team will support NAVSEA in critical areas including, but not limited to:
  • Microsoft® SharePoint® Development and Administration
  • Network Architecture and Design
  • Systems Management and Virtualization
  • IP and PBX Telecommunications Services
  • Video Teleconferencing Support
  • NAVSEA Headquarters Information Assurance Support
  • Certification and Accreditation Lifecycle Support
  • Applications Lifecycle Management
  • IT Solutions Engineering
  • Data Warehousing and Archiving Support
  • NMCI/CoSC/NGEN Support
The Context

The US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) is the largest of the Navy's five system commands. With a fiscal year 2008 budget of $24.8 billion, NAVSEA accounts for nearly one quarter of the Navy's entire budget.

NAVSEA is comprised of command staff, headquarters directorates, affiliated Program Executive Offices (PEOs) and numerous field activities. With a force of 53,000 civilian, military and contract support personnel, NAVSEA engineers, builds, buys and maintains the US Navy's ships and submarines and their combat systems.

The origin of NAVSEA dates to 1794, when Commodore John Barry was charged to oversee the construction of a 44-gun frigate and ensure that all business "harmonized and conformed" to the public's interest. Today, the NAVSEA organization has 33 activities in 16 states. NAVSEA strives to be an efficient provider of defense resources for the nation, and it plays an important role in the US Navy Enterprise. As a Provider Command, it has the responsibility of directing resource sponsors into the proper mix of manpower and resources to properly equip the fleet.

NAVSEA has the further responsibility of establishing and enforcing technical authority in combat system design and operation. These technical standards use the organization's technical expertise to ensure systems are engineered effectively, and that they operate safely and reliably.


This win is the largest unrestricted task order in TWD’s history and represents a big step forward in the company’s development,” said Larry Besterman, CEO and President, TWD. “We are pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with the Department of Defense.

We are honored to have the opportunity to support NAVSEA,” added Besterman. “We look forward to delivering technology value that streamlines processes to ensure NAVSEA’s mission is achieved efficiently and cost-effectively. Our goal is to swiftly identify NAVSEA’s challenges and deliver integrated solutions, all while maintaining existing operations that create high value for the customer
References: TWD (1,2), NAVSEA (3)

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