DISA touts SETI for small enterprise contracts
The Protection Data Techniques Company desires to be the Protection Division’s go-to in the case of progressive IT contracts and hopes its newest success with the $7.5 billion Techniques Engineering, Expertise and Innovation contract car for small companies, wins them over.
DISA’s expertise and innovation contracting workforce just lately obtained the Verdure Award from the Protection Division’s Small Enterprise Vanguard Awards Program, which goals to reward streamlined procurement with small companies, for its work on the SETI contract.
SETI is a part of DISA’s effort to consolidate its IT companies and has a $7.5 billion ceiling with separate tracks for giant and small companies. SETI has been billed as a more flexible possibility for commodity IT services like programs engineering, structure, and check and analysis.
Carlen Capenos, DISA’s director for small enterprise applications, advised reporters Oct. 9 the award results in extra DOD use of the SETI contracting car. “I am hoping the DOD will simply use our contracts because it has a big functionality, a big capability, and a 10-year lifecycle at this level,” she stated.
Christopher Grey, DISA’s head of protection IT contracting within the Nationwide Capital Area stated he hopes to “show out these progressive acquisition methodologies” utilized in this system the over the subsequent six months.
“We wish to present individuals that there’s a extra environment friendly method to get these rising applied sciences and progressive options on contracts” below SETI, Grey stated. “We will not proceed to just accept the established order [of] six months plus to get a requirement below contract.”
Furthermore, DISA is hoping the contracting mechanism will be finally used for system sustainment.
“One thing that we have seen within the division for a lot of, a few years is developmental process orders which have a by no means ending lifespan” with a number of re-awards, stated Christopher Riley, SETI’s program supervisor.
“When these engineering developmental life cycle process orders transfer efficiently into integration, off of SETI into an operation and sustainment world, meaning we have performed it the fitting means.”
Lauren C. Williams is senior editor for FCW and Protection Techniques, masking protection and cybersecurity.
Previous to becoming a member of FCW, Williams was the tech reporter for ThinkProgress, the place she lined all the things from web tradition to nationwide safety points. In previous positions, Williams lined well being care, politics and crime for numerous publications, together with The Seattle Occasions.
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