defense information technology

April 14, 2021
 

International Business Machines Corp., Bethesda, Maryland, was awarded an $8,206,508 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for information technology services and support. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Radford, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of July 13, 2021. Fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $8,206,508 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Newark, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (W15QKN-21-C-0033).

March 30, 2021
 

General Dynamics Mission Systems Inc., San Antonio, Texas, has been awarded a $15,246,565 modification (P00058) to previously awarded contract HR0011-16-C-0001 for classified information technology services. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract from $172,708,013 to $187,954,578. Work will be performed in Arlington, Virginia, with an expected completion date of July 2021. Fiscal 2021 research and development funds in the amount of $7,691,810 are being obligated at time of award. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

March 30, 2021
 

Agile Defense Inc.,* Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $15,825,698 modification (P00059) to previously awarded task order HR0011-15-F-0002 for unclassified information technology services. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the task order from $211,027,983 to $226,853,681. Work will be performed in Arlington, Virginia, with an expected completion date of July 2021. Fiscal 2021 research and development funds in the amount of $7,324,021 are being obligated at time of award. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity. *Small Business

December 3, 2020
By Kimberly Underwood
The Defense Information Systems Agency's Joint Service Provider, which supplies crucial information technology to the nation's top military leaders, such as Gen. Mark Milley, USA, chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, is looking for industry innovation in network and communications capabilities. Credit: U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Marisol Walker

The Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA's) Joint Service Provider, or JSP, is looking for industry help. The JSP is the information technology (IT) service provider supporting the highest authorities at the Department of Defense, including the Office of Secretary of Defense, all of the U.S. military department heads, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Joint Staff, and most of the other senior DOD leaders within the Pentagon and throughout the national capital region, explained Sajeel Ahmed, the JSP’s vice director at DISA. Over the next year, the JSP will be issuing industry solicitations for network hardware, cybersecurity solutions and communications technologies.

November 10, 2020
 

Denver-based Lumen recently announced that it will be an authorized service provider on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA') $721 million National Local Exchange Carrier Next Generation contract vehicle. The company also won a spot on the VA’s $195 million Data and Wide Area Network Carrier contract vehicle.

October 6 2020
 

Science Applications International Corp., Reston, Virginia (W9128Z-21-D-0001); General Dynamics Information Technology Inc., Fairfax, Virginia (W9128Z-21-D-0020); and NCI Information Systems Inc., Reston, Virginia (W9128Z-21-D-0003), will compete for each order of the $800,000,000 hybrid (cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price) contract for engineering related activities in support U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command.  Bids were solicited via the internet with 11 received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of October 4, 2023. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

September 1, 2020
 

Blazar Technology Solutions,* Denver, Colorado (W52P1J-20-D-0039); Blue Tech Inc., San Diego, California (W52P1J-20-D-0041); Carahsoft Technology Corp., Reston, Virginia (W52P1J-20-D-0042); CDW Government, Vernon Hills, Illinois (W52P1J-20-D-0043); Countertrade Products, Arvada, Colorado (W52P1J-20-D-0044); Cypher Analytics/Crowne Point Systems,* San Diego, California (W52P1J-20-D-0045); DH Technology,* Leesburg, Virginia (W52P1J-20-D-0046); DLT Solutions, Herndon, Virginia (W52P1J-20-D-0047); Dynamic Systems Inc., El Segundo, California (W52P1J-20-D-0048); Enterprise Technologies Solutions,* Bethesda, Maryland (W52P1J-20-D-0049); Epoch Concepts, Highlands Ranch, Colorado (W52P1J-20-D0050); FedBiz It Solutions,* Leesburg, Virginia (W52P1

September 1, 2020
 

SAIC, Reston, Virginia, was awarded a $36,290,371 hybrid (cost-no-fee, time-and-materials) contract for the procurement of information technology services.  Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama; and Corpus Christi, Texas, with an estimated completion date of August 31, 2021. Fiscal 2020 and 2021 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $36,290,371 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W9124P-20-F-0397).

July 29, 2020
By Kimberly Underwood
The Defense Information Systems Agency, located at Fort Meade, is spearheading a multiyear, comprehensive information technology advancement effort, which runs through fiscal year 2025 and will bring improved network capabilities, connectivity, cybersecurity and user assistance. Credit: DOD photo by Thomas L. Burton

The Defense Information Systems Agency, or DISA, is making progress on an important modernization project, despite the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic. In November, Deputy Secretary of Defense David Norquist designated DISA to lead the Fourth Estate Network Optimization Program. The multiyear, comprehensive information technology advancement effort, which runs through fiscal year 2025 will bring improved network capabilities, connectivity, cybersecurity and user assistance.  

July 22, 2020
 

Qbase LLC, Beavercreek, Ohio, has been awarded a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) contract with an overall ceiling of $103,569,634.

July 2, 2020
 

NCI Information System, Reston, Virginia, was awarded a $57,285,857 contract for information technology and audiovisual engineering and installation services.  Bids were solicited via the internet with one received.  Work will be performed in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of July 1, 2022.  Fiscal 2020 procurement, defense-wide funds in the amount of $57,285,857 were obligated at the time of the award. The Army Contracting Command, Detroit Arsenal, Michigan, is the contracting activity. (W50NH9-20-F-0039).

June 2, 2020
 

Agile Defense Inc.,* Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $31,225,244 modification (P00052) to previously awarded task order HR0011-15-F-0002 for unclassified information technology services. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the task order from $176,513,865 to $207,739,109. Work will be performed in Arlington, Virginia, with an expected completion date of February 2021. Fiscal 2019 and 2020 research and development funds in the amount of $12,224,558 are being obligated at time of award. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity. *Small Business

April 24, 2020
 

Leidos Inc., Gaithersburg, Maryland, was awarded a $100,752,878 modification (P00021) to contract W912DY-18-F-0153 to provide enterprise-wide information management/information technology services in support of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' customers. Bids were solicited via the internet with four received. Work will be performed in Vicksburg, Mississippi, with an estimated completion date of April 25, 2021. Fiscal 2020 revolving funds in the amount of $100,752,878 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

March 25, 2020
 

Smartronix Inc., Hollywood, Maryland, is awarded a $26,565,294 modification (P00011) against a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee task order N00421-19-F-0422 under a general services, Alliant 2 government-wide acquisition contract (47QTCK-18-D-007). Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Maryland, and will provide for the development, planning, execution, monitoring and life cycle services for information technology/cybersecurity programs and activities in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Information Technology and Cyber Security Department.  Work is expected to be completed in March 2021.

March 20, 2020
 

ID Technologies LLC,* Ashburn, Virginia, was awarded a $46,579,188 firm-fixed-price contract to purchase information technology equipment and accessories. Bids were solicited via the internet with two received. Work will be performed in Ashburn, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of March 24, 2021. Fiscal year 2020 revolving funds in the amount of $46,579,188 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W912DY-20-F-0193). *Small Business

March 11, 2020
 

Salient CRGT, Fairfax, Virginia, was awarded a $38,078,488 modification (P00012) to contract W52P1J-18-C-0020 to provide mission critical information technology communications infrastructure and services in support of U.S. Special Operations military forces. Work will be performed in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and in Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of March 14, 2023. Fiscal year 2020 operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $38,078,488 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

January 23, 2020
 

Science Applications International Corp., Reston, Virginia, was awarded a $12,847,708 cost-no-fee and firm-fixed-price contract for information technology support services. Bids were solicited via the internet with six received. Work will be performed in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, with an estimated completion date of January 31, 2025. Fiscal year 2020 operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $12,847,708 were obligated at the time of the award. 411th Contracting Support Brigade, Seoul, South Korea, is the contracting activity (W91QVN-20-F-0157).

April 1, 2019
By Kimberly Underwood
The Air Force is becoming more of a software company with hardware components, and is buying capabilities, says Col. Chad Raduege, USAF, director of cyberspace and information dominance, Air Combat Command.

Last year, the Air Force announced it was moving the 24th Air Force, which specializes in cyber operations, and the service’s Cyber Mission from the Air Force Space Command to the Air Combat Command. This spring, the Air Combat Command is working on the merger of those cyber components with its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities from the 25th Air Force and integrating cyber into its operations.

The move, which started eight months ago, signifies a shift in the Air Force’s emphasis on putting cyber into everyday operations, said Col. Chad Raduege, USAF, who has been nominated for appointment to brigadier general, director of cyberspace and information dominance, Air Combat Command (ACC).

December 17, 2019
 

Cape Fox Facilities Services LLC, Manassas, Virginia, was awarded a three-year contract (one-year base and two option periods) with an estimated value of $19,500,300. The contract supports the Defense Health Agency, Deputy Assistant Director for Information Operations, Solutions Delivery Division. The contractor shall perform all activities within the scope of this contract under the construct of the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), specifically the service operation and service transition domains.

September 18, 2019
 

NCI Information Systems Inc., Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $269,990,592 firm-fixed-price contract. This service delivery requirement will consist of satisfying Joint Service Provider (JSP) user needs for secure, accessible and stable information technology (IT) support. Service delivery services requires an understanding of the current operating environment of the JSP and the ability to leverage mature capabilities and industry best practices to improve efficiency and reduce complexity in order to enhance JSP's IT support services. Through the service delivery requirement, the JSP seeks to deliver responsive IT services and support to its users in the most efficient manner as possible.

September 4, 2019
 

Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $445,361,476 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Air Force National Capital Region information technology services. This contract provides a full range of classified and unclassified information technology services in the National Capital Region. Work will be performed in the National Capital Region to include Joint Base Andrews, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and the Pentagon, and is expected to be complete by September 2, 2024. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and three offers were received. Fiscal year 2019 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $7,522,000 are being obligated at the time of award.

July 29, 2019
 

Blue Tech Inc.,* San Diego, California (W52P1J-19-D-0051); Ace Computers doing business as JC Technology Inc.,* Elk Grove Village, Illinois (W52P1J-19-D-0055); Strategic Communications LLC,* Louisville, Kentucky (W52P1J-19-D-0050); NCS Technologies Inc.,* Gainesville, Virginia (W52P1J-19-D-0048); HPI Federal LLC, Washington, District of Columbia (W52P1J-19-D-0054); Dell Federal Systems LP, Round Rock, Texas (W52P1J-19-D-0049); Iron Bow Technologies LLC, Herndon, Virginia (W52P1J-19-D-0052); and Sterling Computers Corp.,* North Sioux City, South Dakota (W52P1J-19-D-0053), will compete for each order of the $5,000,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for Army Desktop and Mobile Computing-3.

July 10, 2019
Posted by Kimberly Underwood
Advanced digital tools, accessed through as-a-service models, offer benefits to the military, a study from Frost &Sullivan says. Credit: Shutterstock/Titina Ongkantong

The military and the government in the United Kingdom are employing cloud computing, big data, data analytics, Internet of Things devices, artificial intelligence, augmented reality and blockchain more often, according to recent study from London-based Frost & Sullivan, entitled Digitalization in Defense.

The result improves the continuity of operations and brings the military to a higher level of combat readiness, said Alix Leboulanger, senior industry analyst of defense at Frost & Sullivan.

July 9, 2019
 
The U.S. Marine Corps is replacing some of its aging infrastructure at its recruiting centers to improve connectivity and support Internet of Things devices, making the recruiting process easier. Marine Corps recruits with the India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, prepare for initial drill evaluations on Parris Island, South Carolina, last fall. Credit: U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Dana Beesley.

The Marine Corps is replacing aging communications technology at its U.S recruiting centers and has selected New-York-based MetTel to provide the improved infrastructure. MetTel will upgrade the service’s aging T-1 transmission lines with high speed broadband.

“We are putting broadband Internet services into 1,500 of their recruiting stations,” said Diana Gowen, general manager and senior vice president, MetTel Federal. “Compared to what they had previously, they're saving about 70% in telecommunications costs.”

July 5, 2019
 

NCI Information Systems, Reston, Virginia, was awarded a $27,956,232 modification (P00005) to contract W91RUS-18-C-0017 for information technology services for cyber network operations and security support. Work will be performed in Fort Huachuca, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2020. Fiscal year 2018 operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $10,251,101 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

June 27, 2019
 

General Dynamics Information Technology Inc., Fairfax, Virginia, was awarded a $7,805,000 modification (F406 22) to contract W91QUZ-06-D-0012 for combined mission command network operations and maintenance information technology services. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of April 12, 2020. U.S. Army 411th Contracting Support Battalion, Republic of Korea, is the contracting activity.

June 5, 2019
 

Leidos Innovations Corp., Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $23,217,007 firm-fixed-price modification (P00007) to previously awarded contract FA701418F3042 to exercise option year one.

May 23, 2019
 

Caelum Research Corp.,* Rockville, Maryland, was awarded a $22,639,066 hybrid (cost-no-fee and firm-fixed-price) contract for data and information management support services. Twenty five bids were solicited with three bids received. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of November 30, 2024. Fiscal year 2019 operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $3,694,966 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-19-F-0324). *Small Business

May 23, 2019
 

Sentar Inc.,* Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $10,426,896 hybrid (cost-no-fee and firm-fixed-price) contract for cyber security and information management support services. Twenty five bids were solicited with six bids received. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of November 30, 2024. Fiscal year 2019 operations and maintenance, Army and Army working capital funds in the amount of $1,683,982 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-19-F-0323). *Small Business

May 14, 2019
By George I. Seffers
Anthony “Tony” Montemarano, DISA executive deputy director, speaks about workforce challenges at TechNet Cyber. Photo by Michael Carpenter

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is challenged with a significant personnel shortage, including information technology, spectrum and cybersecurity experts.

Vice Adm. Nancy A. Norton, DISA director and commander of the Joint Forces Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN), told the audience at the AFCEA TechNet Cyber 2019 conference in Baltimore that the agency is seeking to hire personnel in a number of areas.

May 14, 2019
 

Transaero Inc.,* Melville, New York, has been awarded a maximum $10,504,719 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for air data computers. This was a limited competitive acquisition using justification from Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1(a)(2), which states only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements, and extended to include only one or a limited number of responsible sources. This is a five-year contract with no option periods. Locations of performance are New York and the United Kingdom, with a May 10, 2024, performance completion date. Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2019 through 2024 Army working capital funds.

May 6, 2019
 

Rockville, Maryland-based Fedmine* recently announced that along with Gartner and Forrester Research it had been awarded a multiple award, fixed-firm price Department of Defense (DOD) Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) valued at $446 million. The companies will have fixed-price task orders over the life of the contract that runs through 2029.

The Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI) aims to connect DOD agencies with commercially-available tools and services. The Navy awarded the BPA via the General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule on March 25, 2019. All defense and intelligence agencies, U.S. Coast Guard, state and local governments as well all prime contractors have access to the BPA.

May 1, 2019
By Kimberly Underwood
Officials from the Mission Partner Engagement Office are available at industry conferences to field questions from mission partners about Defense Information Systems Agency services.  David Marin/DISA

By definition, the Defense Information Systems Agency Mission Partner Engagement Office’s role is to engage with customers. So it makes sense that the office is working to improve how it helps the myriad of Department of Defense and intergovernmental employees that need the information services provided by the combat support agency known as DISA.

April 24, 2019
 

Leidos Innovations Corp., Gaithersburg, Maryland, was awarded a $94,017,199 modification (P00009) to contract W912DY-18-F-0153 for information management and information technology services.  Work will be performed in Vicksburg, Mississippi, with an estimated completion date of April 25, 2020. Fiscal 2019 revolving funds in the amount of $92,817,201 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

April 24, 2019
 

Affigent LLC,* Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $12,215,117 firm-fixed-price contract to provide subscription software maintenance for Oracle Java Standard Edition software. Bids were solicited via the internet with three received. Work will be performed in Herndon, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of October 22, 2023. Fiscal year 2019 operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $12,215,117 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity (W52P1J-19-F-0391). *Small Business

April 18, 2019
 

Agile Defense Inc.,* Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $33,095,787 modification (P00043) to previously awarded task order HR0011-15-F-0002 for unclassified information technology services. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the task order to $172,149,790 from $139,054,004. Work will be performed in Arlington, Virginia, with an expected completion date of June 2020. Fiscal year 2019 research and development funds in the amount of $20,741,665 are being obligated at time of award. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

 *Small Business

April 5, 2019
 

 

Creative IT Solutions LLC,* Fort Cobb, Oklahoma, has been awarded a maximum $21,162,394 firm-fixed-price contract for information technology operations and maintenance support services. This is a one-year base contract with one one-year option period. Locations of performance are Oklahoma and Virginia, with an April 30, 2021, performance completion date. Using customer is Defense Contract Audit Agency. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Contracting Services Office, Richmond, Virginia (SP4703-19-C-0004). *Small Business

March 29, 2019
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Woodland Hills, California, is awarded a $104,043,071 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of up to 503 technical refresh mission computers for UH-1Y, AH-1Z and UH-60V aircraft, including production units; retrofit units; and spare units for the Marine Corps, Defense Logistics Agency, and the government of Bahrain under the Foreign Military Sales Act. Work will be performed in Salt Lake City, Utah (55 percent); Baltimore, Maryland (25 percent); and Woodland Hills, California (20 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2023. No funds will be obligated at time of award; funds will be obligated on individual delivery orders as they are issued.

March 28, 2019
Posted by Kimberly Underwood
The Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA's) new digital personal file storage service called milDrive will offer flexibility and reliability to warfighters, the agency says. Credit: Shutterstock/Andrey VP

The Defense Information Systems Agency, known as DISA, has unveiled a new data solution for military users that will increase the reliability and availability of data and information, it claims. Through milDrive, users can access information, manipulate files and folders, either online or offline.

After working with information or files offline, and when users regain network access, milDrive will automatically synchronize the data, said Carissa Landymore, DISA’s cloud storage program manager. “[As] a personal file storage service, milDrive [will] really ensure warfighters have continuous, reliable access to files without regard to device or location,” Landymore said.

March 27, 2019
 

National Institute of Building Sciences, Washington, District of Columbia, is awarded a maximum amount $25,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for architectural design and engineering services for the National Institute of Building Sciences, District of Columbia.

March 20, 2019
 

Pinnacle Solutions Inc.,* Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $553,200,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for instruction, mission support, information technology network support, operations and logistics. Bids were solicited via the internet with 11 received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of March 18, 2026. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity (W900KK-19-D-0006).

 *Small Business

March 19, 2019
 

Advantaged Solutions Inc., Washington, District of Columbia (N66001-19-A-0008); Alamo City Engineering, San Antonio, Texas (N66001-19-A-0009); Carahsoft Technology Corp., Reston, Virginia (N66001-19-A-0010); and Oakland Consulting Group, Lanham, Maryland (N66001-19-A-0011), are awarded a multiple-award, firm-fixed-price, Department of Defense (DoD) Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI) blanket purchase agreement (BPA) in accordance with the firms’ General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule contracts.  The overall estimated value of this BPA is $975,980,000. The four individual agreements are awarded for SAP Public Services Inc.

March 18, 2019
 

Sentient Digital Inc., doing business as Entrust Government Solutions,* of New Orleans, Louisiana, is being awarded a $49,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for information technology (IT) engineering support services.

March 18, 2018
 

Siemens Government Technologies Inc., Arlington, Virginia (HC1028-19-C0006), was awarded a competitive, single award, firm-fixed-price contract on March 15, 2019 for commercially available off-the-shelf brand-name Siemens software licenses and support in support of the Navy. The face value (and total cumulative face value) of this action is $8,324,661 funded by fiscal year 2019 research, development, test and evaluation funds. Performance will be at a Navy facility in Norfolk, Virginia. Proposals were solicited via Federal Business Opportunities, and two proposals were received. The period of performance is March 15, 2019, through March 14, 2020.

March 13, 2019
By Kimberly Underwood
The U.S. Army Futures Command will be the first location for the service’s foray into Enterprise IT As A Service, according to Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, USA, commanding general, Army Cyber Command. Credit: Anna Neubauer

The U.S. Army is well underway with its strategy to build a modern integrated tactical network through the efforts of the Program Executive Office Command, Control and Communications–Tactical and the Army Futures Command’s Network Cross Functional Team. But leaders know that a tactical network on the battlefield edge won’t be effective without a robust enterprise network.

March 11, 2019
 

Dell Marketing LP, Round Rock, Texas, was awarded an estimated $231,170,000 firm-fixed-price blanket purchase agreement (BPA) in accordance with the firm’s General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule contract. This agreement will provide VMware brand-name software licenses, software maintenance and services to the Department of the Navy (DON). The products will meet the following functional capabilities: data center and Cloud infrastructure; networking and security; storage and availability; Cloud management; network functions virtualization; digital workspace; desktop and application virtualization; and training.

March 7, 2019
 

Salient Federal Solutions, also known as Salient CRGT, Fairfax, Virginia, was awarded a $21,295,700 firm-fixed-price contract for mission critical information-technology communications infrastructure and services. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work will be performed in Fayetteville, North Carolina; and Bagram, Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of March 14, 2023. Fiscal year 2019 operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $21,295,700 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity (W52P1J-18-C-0020).

February 27, 2019
By Kimberly Underwood
Congress is keeping an eye on the Defense Department’s information technology efforts. Credit:Shutterstock/Tono Balaguer

The U.S. House of Representatives is examining the status of the Defense Department’s information technology, modernization efforts and strategic direction. The House Armed Forces Committee’s Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities, led by ranking member Rep. James Langevin (D-R.I.), held a hearing on February 26, with top DOD IT leaders testifying.   

February 22, 2019
 

Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia (HDTRA1-19-D-0002); General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Virginia (HDTRA1-19-D-0003); Leidos Inc. Reston, Virginia  (HDTRA1-19-D-0004); Next Tier Concepts Inc.

February 19, 2019
Posted by Kimberly Underwood
The Marines’ Systems Command and Recruiting Command have partnered to create a computing tool aimed at making recruitment of the next generation of Marines easier. Photo courtesy of the Marine Corps Recruiting Command

The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia has unveiled a computer system aimed at giving Marine Corps recruiters state-of-the-art tools for the enlistment process.

Working with the Marine Corps Recruiting Command (MCRC), the MCSC developed the Marine Corps Recruiting Information Support System II, known as MCRISS II. The system uses a customizable platform that recruiters can access across government-issued cellphones, laptops and tablets.