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Army Splits Protest Decision

The Army handed down a split decision in a protest of a $1.4 billion

program award and may reopen bidding on part of the program.

The Army in August awarded an $857 million contract to GTSI Corp. and

a $617 million deal to IBM Global Services-Federal to provide hardware,

software and services under the Mini, Maxi and Database-1 program.

Litton PRC Inc. and Federal Data Corp. protested the awards. The Army Materiel

Command last week "denied the protest against IBM" and "sustained in part"

the protest against GTSI and may reopen competition for the GTSI award,

according to Michelle McCaskill Griggs, an AMC spokeswoman.

Portal Prototype Awarded

The Air Force awarded a $1 million contract to Sytel Inc. to develop

a prototype of My.AirForce, Sytel announced Dec. 6.

The Air Force portal will consolidate data from hundreds of systems

into a single entry point. My.AirForce also will provide online services

for airmen, such as automated, paperless processing of personnel, medical

and payroll information. The portal also may serve commanders requiring

critical battlefield information.

SAP Gets Slice of Army Logmod

SAP Public Sector and Education Inc. has been selected as the e-business

software provider for the Army's Wholesale Logistics Modernization Program,

SAP announced Dec. 7.

Computer Sciences Corp., the prime contractor in the $680 million program,

and the Army's Communications- Electronics Command, which manages the program,

determined that mySAP Workplace best met the program's needs.

Reservists to Staff Cyber Ops

The Pentagon will form five cyber operations centers to be staffed by

Reservists and National Guard personnel, the Defense Department announced

Dec. 6. The five Joint Reserve Virtual Information Operations/Information

Assurance Organizations will support the department's five key information

operations agencies and joint commands.

AF Pushes Seat Management

An Air Force four-star general has given the service's strongest public

endorsement yet to seat management.

"We're unanimous in wanting to get it done," said Gen. Patrick Gamble,

commander of Pacific Air Forces, speaking Dec. 7 at the Armed Forces Communications

and Electronics Association's conference in Honolulu.

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