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N3 Receives Network Administration Contract

September 15, 2014

N3 Government Solutions LLC, Fayetteville, North Carolina, was awarded a $25 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for support services and equipment. Work includes architectural design; design, development, integration and systems engineering; enterprise analysis and assessments; software, engineering, development and programming; and network administration. Bids were solicited via the Internet, with six received. Army Contracting Command, Key West, Florida, is the contracting activity (W912PX-14-D-0001).

 

Army Awards More Than $7 Billion in Intelligence and Information Operations Contracts

September 15, 2014

BAE Systems Information Solutions Inc., McLean, Virginia (W91W4-14-D-0001); Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Virginia (W911W4-14-D-0002); CACI Technologies Inc., Manassas, Virginia (W911(W4-14-D-0003); DynCorp International LLC, McLean, Virginia (W911W4-14-D-0004); Invertix Corp., McLean, Virginia (W911W4-14-D-0005); Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems Inc., Bethesda, Maryland (W911W4-14-D-0006); ManTech Mission, Cyber and Technology Solutions Inc., Falls Church, Virginia (W911W4-14-D-0007); Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Cyber Solutions Division Inc., Chantilly, Virginia (W911W4-14-D-0008); Six3 Intelligence Solutions Inc., McLean, Virginia (W911W4-14-D-0009); Sotera Defense Solutions Inc., Herndon, Virginia (W911W4-14-D-0010); and SRA International Inc., Fairfax, Virginia (W911W4-14-D-0011), were collectively awarded a ceiling $5,040,000,000 hybrid, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for global intelligence support services acquisition.

DISA Seeks Small Businesses

September 15, 2014
By Maryann Lawlor

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is seeking information from small businesses as potential sources to provide cyber-related support services; to conduct activities; and to create products to improve the U.S. Defense Department's cyber systems.

Remembering the Past to Plan the Future

September 11, 2014
By George I. Seffers

The anniversary of 9/11 serves as a reminder of the importance of planning the national security future. In the years since, the country strengthened relationships among departments and agencies, as well as with coalition partners and allies. It also has implemented tactics, techniques, procedures and technologies for sharing information across government and with international partners.

DISA Cloud Brokering Up in Smoke

September 11, 2014
By George I. Seffers

DISA had been identified as the Defense Department’s cloud broker, but that was rescinded just last week, reported Lt. Gen. Mark Bowman, USA, director, command, control, communications and computers/cyber and chief information officer, Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Settling Cyber Differences

September 11, 2014
By George I. Seffers

Senior military leaders will try next week to hash out differences on the command and control (C2) of the Joint Information Enterprise, or JIE, said Lt. Gen. Mark Bowman, USA, director, command, control, communications and computers/cyber and chief information officer, Joint Chiefs of Staff, in remarks at AFCEA TechNet Augusta 2014.

Tactical Technologies Too Complex for Soldiers

September 11, 2014
By George I. Seffers

Many Army soldiers are receiving new vehicles and new tactical communications systems, but often those systems are so complex soldiers have difficulties setting up and taking down their tactical networks. The issue limits mobility on the battlefield because units hesitate to move knowing it can take hours to re-establish network communications, said Lt. Gen. Patrick Donahue, USA, the new deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command.

Cyber Success Requires Cooperation and Innovation

September 10, 2014
George I. Seffers

Mission success in the cyber arena, especially in a constrained budget environment, requires both cooperation and innovation, but military and industry officials speaking at AFCEA TechNet Augusta 2014 say they are not yet seeing enough of either.

NGEN Transition on Track, Program Ready for Potential Changes

September 10, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The U.S. Navy’s Next Generation Enterprise Network, or NGEN, is on schedule to complete its transition on October 1. Yet, a few loose ends remain, and the entire system may undergo significant changes as the Navy girds for a dynamic, uncertain future.

Painful Budgets Induce Innovation

September 10, 2014
George I. Seffers

Although the U.S. Defense Department and the military industry are feeling the effects of constrained budgets, they have not yet been forced to find truly innovative solutions, Mark Bigham, chief innovation officer for Raytheon Intelligence and Information Services, told the AFCEA TechNet Augusta 2014 audience.

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