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.