Defense Intelligence Agency awards contract for new network

HERNDON, Va., 3 Nov. 2005. McDonald Bradley, Inc. announced today that it has won an $8.15 million prime contract at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) to create a global data architecture that will support the sharing of mission-critical intelligence information across the Department of Defense (DoD) intelligence organizations and Department of Defense end-users.

HERNDON, Va., 3 Nov. 2005. McDonald Bradley, Inc. announced today that it has won an $8.15 million prime contract at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) to create a global data architecture that will support the sharing of mission-critical intelligence information across the Department of Defense (DoD) intelligence organizations and Department of Defense end-users.

The contract is part of the DoD Intelligence Information Systems (DoDIIS) Data Layer project, a mid-to-long-term project expected to run several years.

McDonald Bradley will use a service-oriented architecture approach and advanced technologies such as the "semantic web" to design and develop a secure, comprehensive framework that achieves enhanced data interoperability. The goal is to promote easy access to and sharing of intelligence data among the Department's analysts, peer organizations, and end-user customers including the Combatant Commands and national organizations. Once implemented, this framework will better enable analysis across a broad range of threats, including the support of military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

For this project, the company is assembling a multi-disciplined team from within government and the private sector that includes data interoperability specialists, senior technologists, sub-contractors, and leading consultants. McDonald Bradley has the knowledge, expertise, and contacts to create the team that will better enable DoDIIS to harmonize the various standards being forged within the DoD and national intelligence agencies.

McDonald Bradley has proven that its technical teams have the innovation and technical prowess that is necessary to overcome difficult information-sharing challenges. The company will implement the DIA vision to create a data-sharing platform that not only supports information dissemination, but also provides a common access mechanism for analytical tools.

"We are proud to have been chosen for this strategic initiative that will raise the bar in how information will be efficiently shared from what is currently a multitude of disparate systems and databases across DoDIIS," said Kenneth Bartee, president and CEO. "It is especially rewarding to have been recognized for our past success in such DoD projects as Horizontal Fusion's Collateral Space, and to have been selected to spearhead this milestone endeavor that has implications that reach far beyond the DoD."

McDonald Bradley is a privately-held information technology solutions provider to the government marketplace with headquarters in Herndon, Va. Since it was founded in 1985, it has steadily built an exceptional reputation in delivering IT solutions to defense, intelligence, homeland security, federal law enforcement and federal civil clients, averaging 32 percent growth each year since 1994. Core technology expertise includes: visual intelligence services, service-oriented architectures, Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V), and web and systems development services. For more information, see www.mcdonaldbradley.com.

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