NASA to update schedule for coming IT acquisitions

Agency to release new time frame by mid-October

NASA plans to release a new schedule by mid-October for opening up competition on a series of large information technology services contracts, the agency said today. Together the contracts are estimated to be worth more than $4 billion.

NASA’s agency-wide Information Technology Infrastructure Integration Program (I3P) acquisition includes five projects to consolidate the agency's IT and data services. The agency had said that some request for proposals (RFPs) could be out as early as Sept. 22, but revised that timeline after NASA named Linda Cureton to be the agency’s new chief information officer earlier this month.

“In order to ensure that she has adequate time to review final requests for proposals (RFPs) for the I3P contracts, NASA is not planning to issue the RFPs until additional reviews are conducted by NASA executive management,” NASA said in a notice dated Sept. 22. However, NASA said today it planned “to communicate by mid- October a notional release schedule” for the final RFPs.

The total estimated value for the five contracts, based on NASA’s draft RFPs, is $4.28 billion, according to Input Inc., a market research firm. The services contracts will consolidate current NASA contracts such as the Outsourcing Desktop Initiative for NASA and Unified NASA Information Technology Services. The contract awards are expected to be made during May and June 2010.

About the Author

Ben Bain is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.

FCW in Print

In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.

Featured

  • FCW @ 30 GPS

    FCW @ 30

    Since 1986, FCW has covered it all -- the major contracts, the disruptive technologies, the picayune scandals and the many, many people who make federal IT function. Here's a look back at six of the most significant stories.

  • Shutterstock image.

    A 'minibus' appropriations package could be in the cards

    A short-term funding bill is expected by Sept. 30 to keep the federal government operating through early December, but after that the options get more complicated.

  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco

    DOD launches new tech hub in Austin

    The DOD is opening a new Defense Innovation Unit Experimental office in Austin, Texas, while Congress debates legislation that could defund DIUx.

  • Shutterstock image.

    Merged IT modernization bill punts on funding

    A House panel approved a new IT modernization bill that appears poised to pass, but key funding questions are left for appropriators.

  • General Frost

    Army wants cyber capability everywhere

    The Army's cyber director said cyber, electronic warfare and information operations must be integrated into warfighters' doctrine and training.

  • Rising Star 2013

    Meet the 2016 Rising Stars

    FCW honors 30 early-career leaders in federal IT.

Reader comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

More from 1105 Public Sector Media Group