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January 15, 2010
 
 
RFP FOR ARMY NETWORKS COMING

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The RFP for the Army NSC/APC contract to overhaul its networks, overseas and at US bases, will be out soon, with awards in the middle of FYQ3, Army CIO Jeff Sorenson told the 1000 people at yesterday’s AFCEA NoVa Army IT Day at the Sheraton Premiere.
 
Army CIO Jeff Sorenson

The General is also working on the big Army enterprise email system, but he said he’s not that big on small business set asides. “With all the things we’re doing, there will be more than enough opportunity without set asides.”

 
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Army Material Command Deputy Commanding General James Pillsbury

Army Material Command Deputy Commanding General James Pillsbury actually complimented industry: “You all are doing wonderful. That was hard to say, but it’s true.” Some things he needs now:

  • A global network that connects “factory to foxhole”

  • Data and business processes required to be globally accessible by all

  • A globally connected info sharing environment where users can easily define their own COP

  • An enterprise approach to securely move data between NIPR, SIPR, and Coalition Networks
 
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BG Ron Bouchard

BG Ron Bouchard, the Deputy Chief of Staff for US Army Forces Command, says the next two years will be incredibly busy supporting the war effort, forming 38 brigade combat teams, resetting 31 others, standing up two new ones, and converting nine to modular formations in FY10. And FY11 is expected to be ever larger. Hey, don’t salivate on your keyboard.

BG Steve Smith

BG Steve Smith says the Army has been approved to set up a cyber command at Fort Belvoir and is determining what that will look like. He also said that the branches within DoD have at least looked at each other’s approved products list and efforts are being made to make one central list to speed up acquisition: “Our enemies are moving at the speed of thought, and right now, it takes us nine months to get to market. We need to speed that up.”


FOR GOODNESS SAIC
 
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SAIC CEO Walt Havenstein just pledged $1 million worth of sponsorships to FIRST and Project Lead The Way, as part of SAIC’s K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Program. Above is a picture from a recent FIRST robotics competition, where students competed by building robots to perform certain tasks. In this case, that task would appear to be keeping K-12 students occupied.


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