The push to get a new system in place by September 2015 comes as ICE is digging its way out of an abandoned effort with Raytheon to replace an aging, Cobol-based system.
The newest award suggests the Pentagon and intelligence community want to improve the collection of geospatial data.
The use of unsecured networks to oversee many aspects of military logistics raises the possibility of malware attacks.
The modernization effort is running into a familiar problem: trying to update legacy tech while simultaneously keeping the system running.
Telecom carriers are eager to see federal agencies get moving on the changeover to IP-based networks.
An IG report blames poor implementation by HP and inconsistent oversight by NASA as major obstacles to fulfilling the contract.
The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract could be worth as much as $350 million over five years.
The bulk collection program was described as "low probability but high impact" by one witness, while an industry official warned of the economic consequences of a loss of trust in the U.S. tech sector.
Some of the most troubling issues have been at DHS, the agency charged with leading federal cybersecurity efforts.
Despite good guidance from feds, defense contractors still feel vulnerable to cyber-threats post-Snowden.
The move won't affect distribution of IT goods "at this point," but speaks to the agency's push for more-agile acquisition.
Winning approaches by federal leaders suggest that mobile success begins not with a device, but with a proper business plan.