$3 billion awarded for DISN support


The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded contracts valued at $3 billion in support of its Defense Information Systems Network.

The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts were awarded to SETA Corp. and Science Applications International Corp.

The contract will provide services to DISA in support of the DISN program including:

* Management services.

* A network information and security support center.

* Non-Classified Internet Protocol Router Network management and control.

* Secret Internet Protocol Router Network management and control.

* Installation and deinstallation services.

* IP router hardware and software maintenance.

* DISN training.

The contracts, awarded Oct. 5, are for one year with four one-year options. The contracts also have a small-business set-aside provision.

About the Author

Christopher J. Dorobek is the co-anchor of Federal News Radio’s afternoon drive program, The Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris, and the founder, publisher and editor of the DorobekInsider.com, a leading blog for the Federal IT community.

Dorobek joined Federal News Radio in 2008 with 16 years of experience covering government issues with an emphasis on government information technology. Prior to joining Federal News Radio, Dorobek was editor-in-chief of Federal Computer Week, the leading news magazine for government IT decision-makers and the flagship of the 1105 Government Information Group portfolio of publications. As editor-in-chief, Dorobek served as a member of the senior leadership team at 1105 Government Information Group, providing daily editorial direction and management for FCW magazine, FCW.com, Government Health IT and its other editorial products.

Dorobek joined FCW in 2001 as a senior reporter and assumed increasing responsibilities, becoming managing editor and executive editor before being named editor-in-chief in 2006. Prior to joining FCW, Dorobek was a technology reporter at PlanetGov.com, one of the first online community centers for current and former government employees. He also spent five years at Government Computer News, another leading industry publication, covering a variety of federal IT-related issues.

Dorobek is a frequent speaker on issues involving the government IT industry, and has appeared as a frequent contributor to NewsChannel 8’s Federal News Today program. He began his career as a reporter at the Foster’s Daily Democrat, a daily newspaper in Dover, N.H. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California. He lives in Washington, DC.


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