defense information technology
Summit Technical Solutions LLC,* Colorado Springs, Colorado, was awarded a $45,000,000 hybrid (cost, cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price) contract to provide Department of Defense agencies with non-commercial integrated information technology solutions. Bids were solicited via the Internet with 14 received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of January 15, 2024. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W91260-18-D-0001).
NetCentrics Corp., Herndon, Virginia, has been awarded a $13,614,908 time and material, cost reimbursement contract modification. The contract provides for Joint Service Provider Information Technology Service Delivery support services for Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon Force Protection Agency, and the WHS supported organizations. Work performance will take place in the National Capital Region, including the Pentagon, Mark Center and Crystal City, Virginia. Fiscal year 2017 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $13,614,908 are being obligated on award. The expected completion date is June 30, 2018.
The Navy has awarded a contract to three small businesses, Middletown, Rhode Island-based Rite-Solutions; eScience & Technology Solutions, Inc. of North Charleston, South Carolina; and Ideamatics, Inc. of McLean, Virginia, to support DOD and Navy business applications and information technology (IT) systems under the Rapid Product Development and Sustainment (RaPDS) contracat vehicle. Under the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) award from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Sea Warrior Program Office (PMW 240), the companies will provide support to the Navy Fleet as well as DOD and Navy Business System applications ranging from workforce development to administration and criminal justice.
LinTech Global Incorporated of Farmington Hills, Michigan, is being awarded a $9,493,920 fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract under solicitation HE1254-17-R-9002 for services that will assist the Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General in information technology support functions. The contract includes four one-year options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to $48,428,538. This was a competitive acquisition with 19 responses received. Location of performance is Alexandria, Virginia, with an August 31, 2018 base performance completion date and an August 31, 2022 completion date for any options. Type of appropriation is fiscal year 2017 operations and maintenance funds.
As government agencies continue their IT modernization initiatives, administrators find themselves in precarious positions when it comes to security. That’s the overall sentiment expressed in a recent cybersecurity survey issued by SolarWinds. The report found that efforts to build more modern, consolidated and secure information technology environment networks increase security challenges, but management tools offer a potential antidote to the threats.
At no time has information technology (IT) modernization and its role in protecting our nation been more important than it is today. The defense IT community has a full plate—from mandated efforts to consolidate data centers by migrating to the cloud by 2015, to improving IT security, to responding to the growing pressures and implications of mobility (not to mention sequestration, budget cuts and political pressures everywhere). The modernization of government IT systems needs to happen quickly.
With the thousands of applications running on U.S. Defense Department networks, programmers have literally been dream weavers, pulling together the pieces necessary to make these systems fully functional. Hundreds of contracting organizations are tied up in these networks, making it a monumental challenge to pool all resources into an efficient, future "whole." But as with any evolution, it cannot take place overnight. In his second installment in a series of articles covering defense information technology, Paul A.