HP has been awarded two task orders by the U.S. Army Human Resources Command (AHRC), to support and enhance the technology infrastructure and applications used throughout the recruiting process.

The contracts, sold under the U.S. Army Information Technology Enterprise Solutions—2 Services agreement, include 30-percent small-business participation.

Marilyn Crouther (Senior vice president and general manager, U.S. Public Sector, HP Enterprise Services): Every government department is faced with delivering the next level of customer service without compromising the budget.

The first contract, a three-year order for HP to continue managing the AHRC technology infrastructure, adds the same support for the U.S. Army Cadet Command and Army Recruiting Command.

HP has provided Data Center Services to AHRC for more than 20 years and will continue delivering a full suite of services. These services include Workplace Services; help desk and field support for the PCs, laptops and printers used by AHRC staff; Networking Services; and enterprise architecture planning from HP Transformation Consulting Services.

The second contract is a one-year task order to modernize and maintain applications that enable the U.S. Army to easily find and screen prospective recruits. HP will develop a new capability for recruits to complete applications and required federal forms online. These applications run on the AHRC technology infrastructure, and help manage recruitment and hiring workflow.

Under the previous agreement, HP helped AHRC consolidate two data centers—including help desks, systems and applications—into one new facility in Fort Knox, Ky.