The Common Hardware Systems (CHS) program office enables a holistic approach to acquiring common hardware across the battlespace by utilizing the most effective and efficient means to meet the unique fielding requirements of tactical program offices. CHS coordinates across tactical programs to provide consolidated procurement and sustainment of modified commercial off-the-shelf information technology (COTS IT) and to ensure configuration and obsolescence management. CHS also partners with industry to examine new and emerging technologies that meet operational needs. The CHS-4 contract provides a procurement mechanism to meet Army and DoD program requirements for COTS IT supplies and services.
BENEFIT TO THE WARFIGHTER:
Procurement of common hardware provides the battlefield with a common look and feel across platforms and a reduced hardware footprint at a lower cost to the Army.