DISA is moving toward iterative or agile approaches to acquisition and projects in order to avoid planning and implementation mistakes of the past.
DISA releases a request for information to industry for a government owned, contractor operated approach to back-office IT services and network consolidation and optimization.
The Defense Information Systems Agency used an Other Transaction Agreement to perform the work, so its scope is unclear. And at least for now, so is the winning firm’s identity.
DISA issued a solicitation to a consortium of more than 500 vendors for the case management system under National Background Investigations Services initiative.
DISA says it’s moving away from acquisition and toward operations, still its SETI contract will be awarded as a best value contract to much fanfare.
Pentagon officials fully acknowledge that they’ve been relatively sluggish adopters of cloud computing, but have continued to maintain that there will always be some applications that are so sensitive that they will never be appropriate for transition to commercial hosting and must stay within the military’s networks.
The Defense Information Systems Agency has had a constant mission for decades. Yet the ways it delivers constantly change as communications technologies change. DISA recently released its strategic plan covering the next five years, which spells out the agency’s operating principles and strategic goals. Tony Montemarano is DISA’s executive deputy director. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more of what’s in the plan, and why it starts by pointing out the agency is at ”an operational crossroads.”
The Defense Information Systems Agency says an eventual commercial cloud buy probably won’t be bundled into a single contract vehicle, but in the meantime, DoD needs to work through challenges involving security, approval policy and network operations.
DISA’s Tony Montemarano said the agency wants to use more performance based contracts to better manage contractors.
DISA’s Tony Montemorano explains the delay in the request for proposal for the Global Information Grid.