Through the OMNIA Partners contract, UNICOM Government (formerly GTSI) is responding to the business challenges of state and local government agencies with solutions that provide a wide breadth of technology products and professional services. Utilizing an extensive staff of certified engineers and project managers, UNICOM Government has designed and delivered a full range of IT infrastructure solutions including server virtualization, unified communications, document management, physical security, and asset management. With a wealth of past performance, UNICOM Government will continue to meet public agency needs—whether that consists of simple product configuration or consultation and assessment for more complex IT projects. UNICOM Government has enhanced its offering to public agencies via this contract with support services for products, Green product and solutions reporting, and financial services that help state and local governments procure the technology they need despite budgetary constraints.
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County of Fairfax, Virginia
3 year initial term, May 1, 2016 – April 30, 2019
Option to renew for (4) additional (1) year periods or any combination thereof
The contract is renewed for two (2) years, effective May 1, 2019 through April 30, 2021
UNICOM Government Financial Services offers alternate acquisition options to the traditional outright purchase. UNICOM Government provides the flexibility to eliminate the responsibility of ownership and helps Government customers restructure IT expenses. The pay-for-use and leasing options enable customers to align predictable payments with business objectives.
As a result, customers retain a single source for IT assets, services, and financing. Further, UNICOM Government enables Government customers to reduce total cost of ownership and resource outlays, accelerate project completion, obtain the best-of-breed technology, and build refresh cycles so technology remains current.
Four types of financing options provides customers with the ability to choose the plan that best fits their needs and budget restraints: Lease-To-Own Plan (LTOP), Lease-With-Option-To-Own (LWOO), Total Lifecycle Management (TLM), and Alternative Payment Plans (APP).
TLM is a multi-phased approach that encompasses the planning, design, acquisition, implementation, and management of all the elements in an IT infrastructure.
UNICOM Government provides private cloud solutions, such as the Microsoft Azure Stack, that give customers the options and flexibility of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), virtualization, software defined networking (SDN), and software defined storage (SDS)- all of which use DevoOps methods and tools to automate deployment. This level of agility and innovation for on-premise environments accelerates cloud adoption.
Public cloud solutions and traditional on-premises IT infrastructure are not a fit for every customers. Some customers require that data reside in close proximity to where it is being processed, some cannot be stored in a public cloud due to the sensitive nature of the data, and some must remain within a certain geographical boundary. In these cases, public cloud and on premise IT infrastructure solutions would not be a fit due to the potential of data loss and the most desired cloud computing benefits.
Microsoft Azure Stack was carefully designed to offer truly consistent cloud services when and where you need them—whether that is on land, at sea, or airborne. Microsoft Azure Stack can be configured to operate connected to the internet or completely disconnected providing maximum flexibility in the use of the platform. This also allows for unique and unforeseen use cases. It is the only cloud computing platform to offer this flexibility of use, while maintaining application and operational consistency with the public cloud.
The importance of a complete public safety solution cannot be overstated. In these days of increasing terrorism, vandalism, and theft, it’s become abundantly clear that ensuring the safety and security of people, infrastructures, and key assets is a critical issue that demands serious attention. This holds true for all organizations, regardless of size, sector, or geographical location.
The continuously shifting safety demands have put pressure on limited public safety and security resources to adequately implement and integrate these new technologies into security plans. The UGI array of solutions were developed to enable governments and organizations at every level to seamlessly integrate individual components into a complete consolidated view of the security infrastructure to effectively implement defense strategies. Whether it’s video surveillance, analytics, access control, intrusion detection, video management systems, security operations centers, or video storage technologies, each solution is designed, deployed, managed, and supported by UNICOM Government’s physical security experts.
The UNICOM Government public safety components include:
- Video analytics for evaluating the contents of video for specific data, behaviors, or events
- Access control technologies enabling authorities to allow or deny access to physical facilities
- Sonar and radar remote sensing systems for detection and identification
- Command and control centers for centralized coordination of security efforts
- Intrusion detection to monitor facilities for malicious activities
- Mobile video solutions for gathering evidence for law enforcement agencies
- Video surveillance, with IP-based and wireless systems for crime deterrence and incident verification
- Perimeter security to prevent unauthorized access
- Biometrics for positively identifying users and digitally recording presence
- Video management systems for precise control of resources
- Storage systems for secure storage, access, and retrieval of data
Few aspects of an IT’s life are as critical as security. Cyberattacks can strike at any moment, testing the surety of seemingly strong defenses and potentially crippling an agency’s ability to pursue its mission with confidence.
UNICOM Government provides governments at every level with the resources and services necessary to protect networks, data, users, applications, and endpoints. From micro-segment application access to unifying user identity management and single sign-on [SSO and SIM], encryption, replicating and recovering data to managing mobile apps and devices, UNICOM Government delivers.
Potential security threats, exposures and attacks lurk everywhere, seeking deep disruptions in IT that can temporarily debilitate the ability to continue operating with no break in service. With malware, DDoS and access controls; data Loss Prevention (DLP); and security information events, UNICOM Government provides the resources and expertise required to thwart threats.
Responding to attacks is essential; remediating deficiencies bolsters defenses. Loss mitigation and correction action; holistic SIEM analytics response; and SOC management provide proven means of aggressively responding to attacks – and remediating weaknesses.
In addition, UNICOM Government’s cyber experts hold hundreds of industry recognized certifications. Moreover, the company is a Cisco Gold Partner and pursues solutions with a variety of IT leaders, including Dell, RSA, Gigamon, Symantec, McAfee and F5.
In today's work-anywhere world, agencies need new communications capabilities to accommodate expanding telework policies and multiplying worksites. UNICOM Government's communication solutions are designed to improve collaboration and worker productivity.
By converging voice, data, and video communications into a single secure IP-based network, the Unified Communications solution provides enterprise-grade IP capabilities to achieve mission-critical objectives, collaboration requirements, and budget goals.
From traditional desk phones to the latest IP-based communications solutions, UNICOM Government's on-premise and cloud-based solutions offer scalability, security, redundancy, and real-time network management to improve employee productivity, reduce travel costs, and minimize carbon footprints. Our technology lifecycle management approach includes analysis, design, implementation, management training, and financial services.
- Professional AV Teleconferencing
- Digital Signage Networks
- Presentation Systems
- Integrated, Portable and Desktop VTC Solutions
- Control Systems Design
- Acoustic Modeling, Sound Reinforcement and Noise Masking
- Digital Signage
- Streaming, Content Storage, and Delivery
- Command, Control and Communications
- Collaborative Tools
- Traditional Desk Phones and Soft-Phones
In times of crisis, communication is key. UNICOM Government's Broadcast Studio solution provides cities and counties with transparency in government sessions and a method to communicate with constituents during emergency and non-emergency situations. Our team assists with all aspects of the process including guidance on design, fabrication, funding, grant writing, installation, and training. We even offer a managed service option, for localities that would like this offering managed remotely.
UNICOM Government understands the complexity of funding models and how local franchise agreements affect municipal broadcast technology. In fact, UNICOM Government's success is due to a unique understanding of Federal and State legislation which governs planning, initiation, execution and support of services provided by public, educational, and governmental (PEG) access programming.
UNICOM Government's engineering knowledge coupled with installation experience provides the freedom to create and the ability to outperform competitors. General engagements follow the following steps:
- Provide engineering and technical labor for system design documentation, installation, testing, launch and warranty
- Purchase and inventory all project equipment
- Deliver all project equipment to the job site
- Install racks and consoles and mount all equipment according to system design
- Wire all project equipment per system documentation
- Schedule all manufacturer provided equipment commissioning
With the recent surge in U.S. droughts, capabilities to detect water leaks and manage water usage in real time are imperative. UNICOM Government's Water Conservation Solution addresses city and county needs to track, analyze, and report the use of natural resources, faster. Through advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system deployment, our solution enables users to measure, collect, analyze and monitor usage in real time. Our engineers work closely with IT and utilities departments to establish project priorities and clear lines of communication.
Our solution helps you:
- Measure: Accurately record natural resource usage via digital flow meters at endpoints.
- Collect: Gather data with wireless flow meters and transmit data through the city wireless network. Expand existing networks to reach required city areas.
- Analyze: Review data stored in the cloud to detect issues in water, gas, or electrical networks.
- Monitor: View usage in real time to improve billing accuracy.
How do I place an order with UNICOM Government?
To place an order: Call Toll Free: (800) 681-2378 Fax: (703) 222-5212 E-mail: USCommunities@unicomgov.com
UNICOM Government posts an FAQ document as part of OMNIA Partners IT Services and Solutions offering and can be found via the following link: UNICOM Government website.