Potential $6.6 billion Defense Intelligence Agency IT contract pits 11 companies for lucrative task orders starting this summer

WASHINGTON, 16 May 2010. The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in the Pentagon is choosing 11 defense companies to compete for lucrative military information technology (IT) task orders in a potential $6.6 billion five-year program to streamline the agency’s overall IT operations.

May 16th, 2010
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WASHINGTON, 16 May 2010. The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in the Pentagon is choosing 11 defense companies to compete for lucrative military information technology (IT) task orders in a potential $6.6 billion five-year program to streamline DIA IT operations.

The contract involves the DIA's Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise (SITE) program to establish an acquisition framework for military IT technology and services for global intelligence, command, and control.

Support requirements range from per call and on-call, to full-time attendant support at U.S. intelligence, command, and control sites around the world -- including locations considered high risk, and crisis/danger areas, such as active war zones.

SITE, a multiple award contract vehicle, will compete the 11 companies for task orders to specify intelligence, command, and control IT solutions. DIA announced the 11 SITE contract companies Friday. They are:

-- BAE Systems Information Technology Inc. in McLean, Va.;

-- General Dynamics Information Technology Inc. in Chantilly, Va.;

-- Lockheed Martin Corp. in Gaithersburg, Md.;

-- Northrop Grumman Corp. Information Systems in Fairfax, Va.;

-- Science Applications International Corp. in San Diego;

-- Systems Research and Applications (SRA) Corp. in Fairfax, Va.;

-- Blue Canopy LLC in Reston, Va.;

-- CenTauri Solutions LLC in Alexandria, Va.;

-- Enterprise Information Services (EIS) Inc. in Vienna, Va.;

-- Red Arch Solutions Inc. in Columbia, Md.; and

-- Worldwide Information Network Systems (WINS) Inc. in Seabrook, Md.

Each company won an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract supporting IT requirements across the DIA enterprise, as well as the greater intelligence community. Competition among the listed firms for task orders under the SITE contract vehicle will begin this summer.

The SITE contract is to enable streamlined execution; simplify purchase requests; standardize acquisition documentation; improve enterprise program management for customers; provide better reporting capability; improve contracting performance and data integrity; and make the agency’s overall IT acquisition processes more efficient.

The SITE contract replaces the DIA’s Department of Defense Intelligence Information System Integration and Engineering Support Contracts and replaces the Air Force’s longstanding Intelligence Information, Command and Control, Equipment and Enhancements single-award contract vehicle.

For more information contact the DIA SITE program online at www.dia.mil.

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