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Company selected to lead the Federal Health Information Technology Infrastructure Service Modernization (FHITISM) Contract

FAIRFAX, Va. – November 7, 2019 –ECS, a leader in advanced technology, science, and engineering solutions, announced that it was selected by the Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Defense Health Information Technology Division to lead the agency’s Federal Health Information Technology Infrastructure Service Modernization (FHITISM) contract. The IT modernization project will result in greater efficiency, ease, and access for the nation’s more than 9.4 million active duty personnel, military retirees, and military families seeking medical care in U.S. military treatment facilities (MTFs) around the world. The four-year, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract has a total value of $116M.

The Military Health System (MHS) has a mixed information technology environment resulting from the integration of service networks developed for differing service requirements across the Department of Defense (DoD). The DoD’s Defense Health Agency (DHA) will host a new, integrated IT environment for the MHS as it transitions to a modern electronic health record system called MHS GENESIS.

ECS will lead the migration of legacy IT infrastructure to the newly consolidated system, known as MedCOI (the medical community of interest), while addressing complex privacy and cybersecurity concerns. The company will provide Desktop to Datacenter (D2D) IT modernization and cybersecurity solutions to the DHA and other federal health IT customers. Services include technical planning and solution requirements development; system requirements and design; system build and integrate; test, produce, and deploy; and lifecycle sustainment.

“We are honored to lead the implementation of the D2D, which will support U.S. military members and their dependents worldwide,” said Jim Kier, ECS’ senior vice president for cyber solutions and digital modernization. “ECS has been integral in the design, development, and fielding of DHA’s Desktop to Datacenter transformation initiatives. We are proud to support this next phase of modernization for military healthcare.”

“As ECS continues to innovate within the areas of infrastructure service and health information technology, we look forward to serving NIWC and DHA in this critical modernization endeavor,” said George Wilson, president of ECS.

About ECS
ECS, a segment of ASGN, delivers advanced solutions in cloud, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), application and IT modernization, science, and engineering. The company solves critical, complex challenges for customers across the U.S. public sector, defense, intelligence, and commercial industries. ECS maintains partnerships with leading cloud, cybersecurity, and AI/ML providers and holds specialized certifications in their technologies. Headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, ECS has more than 2,700 employees throughout the United States. For more information, visit

About ASGN
ASGN Incorporated (NYSE: ASGN) is one of the foremost providers of IT and professional services in the technology, creative, digital, engineering and life sciences fields across commercial and government sectors. Operating through its Apex, Oxford and ECS segments, ASGN helps leading corporate enterprises and government organizations develop, implement and operate critical IT and business solutions through its integrated offering of professional staffing and IT solutions. Our mission is to be the most trusted partner for companies seeking highly skilled human capital and integrated solutions to fulfill their strategic and operational needs. ASGN was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Calabasas, California. For more information, visit us at

Jim Kier
Senior Vice President,
Cyber Solutions & Digital Modernization

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