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Lexmark makes $30 million deal with the FBI replacing nearly 20,000 devices across nation


One of Lexmark's monochrome laser printers. (Photo from wikipedia)

One of Lexmark’s monochrome laser printers (Photo from Wikimedia Commons)

 
Staff report
 
The FBI has chosen Lexmark as its exclusive printing device provider in an agreement worth $30 million to the company and an expected $10 billion in taxpayer savings by the year 2020.
 
The three-year deal to purchase printers and multifunction devices is expected to reduce unnecessary printing, control overall printing and provide for more security in terms of access to devices and data, and information accuracy.
 
Lexmark is currently replacing nearly 20,000 printers at the FBI with its own devices designed to print both color and monochrome more efficiently. The new Lexmark machines are also intended to allow for more robust monitoring and reporting.
 
The Lexington-based company has delivered its Common Access Card-enabled printing equipment to 142 FBI offices nationwide as part of another information technology company, Intelligent Decisions. The IT company has contracts across the spectrum of federal government in civilian, defense and intelligence departments.
 
Lexmark devices have reportedly saved $2.5 billion in printing costs for the federal government to date, said company officials. They expect to save the government as much as $10 billion in the next seven years.
 

“There is a reason Lexmark has a strong presence today in eight of the top 10 U.S. federal agencies,” said Marty Canning, Lexmark executive vice president and president of Imaging Solutions and Services. “We have built years of knowledge and expertise in the federal government arena, giving us an edge to put an effective output strategy in place that aids these agencies in running more efficiently while supporting their important missions and future initiatives.”


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