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Army jump-starts global services buy

Army jump-starts global services buy

The US Army has kicked off a systems integration and engineering procurement worth up to $US1 billion that will provide Army installations and operations worldwide with the talent and expertise required to develop and maintain secure, state-of-the-art global information technology systems.

Total Engineering and Integration Services (TEIS), managed by the Army Information Systems Engineering Command (ISEC) at Fort Huachuca in Arizona, will consolidate into one omnibus the work that is being done under six existing contracts in four key mission areas. The combined program will allow "for an integrated approach in support of ISEC and its supported customers' mission", according to the draft request for proposals released late last month.

TEIS will support ISEC; its parent organisation, the Army Communications-Electronics Command at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey; and the Army Signal Command, also based at Fort Huachuca.

By rolling up its six existing support contracts into one omnibus procurement, ISEC "will be able to get all of its lifecycle support in a streamlined manner", which should result in easier contract management with lower overheads, said Steve Harman, a program manager at Logicon, who is tracking the program.

The TEIS statement of work includes an all-encompassing and highly detailed information systems security engineering requirement designed to help the Army incorporate state-of-the-art security systems into its networks.


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