Iron Mountain, QualX and TDEC to Support U.S. Army War College Digital Transformation Efforts under New $30 Million Contract
15 December 2018
RESTON, Va., Dec. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Iron Mountain Incorporated ® (NYSE: IRM), the leading global provider of storage and information management services; QualX Corporation, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business; and TDEC, an SBA HUBZone-certified small business, today announced that they are partnering to deliver a large-scale digitization and preservation project to the U.S. Army War College's U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC). The contract contains a base year of performance with four additional one-year option periods and has a value of up to $30 million.
USAHEC makes available a collection of contemporary and historical materials related to strategic leadership and the heritage of the U.S. Army to inform, support research, educate an international audience, and honor soldiers, past and present. This collection includes nearly 300 years of manuscripts, photographs, audio-visual items, artifacts, and other records that are vital to the preservation of America's armed forces history.
The project includes processing, digitizing, storage and movement of these artifacts – all done in a secure environment with procedures that ensure the preservation and protection of this historically valuable material. The result of this effort will be the creation of a digital repository, enabling researchers around the world to have access to this unique archival collection of military materials, including an estimated 33 million indexed images.
"QualX delivers tailored solutions to meet enterprise-wide support requirements, and we have significant past performance with the Department of Defense," said Alan B. Moon, chief executive officer, QualX. "The addition of Iron Mountain to our team brings the world's most successful records and information management company to this important digital preservation project. We look forward to delivering to USAHEC a capability enabling the agency to fulfill its mission of 'telling the Army story…one soldier at a time.'"
As part of this digitization and preservation effort, Iron Mountain will securely transport this collection from its current home in Carlisle, Pennsylvania to Iron Mountain's Jessup, Maryland facility. Iron Mountain and QualX will then digitize the collection – approximately 24,000 linear feet of unclassified archival collections, ranging from modern paper records to extremely rare and delicate documentation – in accordance with USAHEC digitization standards. TDEC will collect the metadata from this collection and ensure they have clean optical character recognition (OCR) for all scanned PDF documents, maintaining quality control for the digital images.
"The digital preservation of these historical assets is an important component to maintaining U.S. Army history," said Michael Lewis, vice president and general manager of Iron Mountain Government Solutions. "Iron Mountain's imaging, scanning and indexing services, combined with our proven secure storage options and chain-of-custody processes will ensure that USAHEC meets their digital transformation goals and objectives for this vital and precious collection. We're especially proud to have QualX as our partner, a veteran-owned company that brings important analytic and operational support services to help enhance the overall digitization project."
For more information on Iron Mountain's services for Federal Agencies, visit http://www.ironmountain.com/industries/federal-government.
About QualX Corporation
QualX Corporation is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business providing agency-level strategic planning and policy development, information management, enterprise IT, intelligence program, program management, and business and management support services to the federal government. We are a full-service, solution-oriented company supporting nation-wide requirements with a proven record of delivering superior services and results. For additional information, visit: http://qlxcorp.com.
TDEC is an SBA HUBZone-certified small business focused on business process outsourcing. Celebrating their 60th anniversary in 2018, TDEC has a long history of supporting federal and state agencies with scanning, indexing and quality control tasks. They currently provide similar services to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Labor (DOL) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in addition to other federal contracts. TDEC scans 100 million pages each year and enters 1 billion keystrokes of data at accuracy rates exceeding 99%. They are entrusted with historical documents, tax returns, applications for health care, wage and hour cases, and immigration forms. www.tdec.com
About Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), founded in 1951, is the global leader for storage and information management services. Trusted by more than 225,000 organizations around the world, and with a real estate network of more than 85 million square feet across more than 1,400 facilities in over 50 countries, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of valued assets, including critical business information, highly sensitive data, and cultural and historical artifacts. Providing solutions that include information management, digital transformation, secure storage, secure destruction, as well as data centers, cloud services and art storage and logistics, Iron Mountain helps customers lower cost and risk, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and enable a more digital way of working. Visit www.ironmountain.com for more information.
For More Information:
Christian T. Potts
Iron Mountain Incorporated
571-323-2585, ext. 2130
SOURCE Iron Mountain Incorporated