Mobility

Single service provider for upcoming draft mobility RFP at DISA

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The Defense Information Systems Agency's draft request for proposals for mobile device management due out this summer will incorporate a single service provider solution, said one of the agency's top technology managers.

DISA has been looking for more effective ways to get mobility out to its diverse workforce, moving to some commercial mobile solutions to provide mission-essential tools and accommodate varying levels of security for those devices as the technology races ahead.

The agency is closing in on how to do that as it looks to using a single provider to handle both classified and unclassified mobile device management service in a future contract, said DISA's Infrastructure Development Executive Jack Wilmer in remarks at an AFCEA-NOVA lunch on March 3.

DISA had issued a request for information to industry last fall requesting input on how to approach the upcoming contracting vehicle. The feedback from industry, said Wilmer, came down squarely on the single service provider solution.

About the Author

Mark Rockwell is a senior staff writer at FCW, whose beat focuses on acquisition, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Energy.

Before joining FCW, Rockwell was Washington correspondent for Government Security News, where he covered all aspects of homeland security from IT to detection dogs and border security. Over the last 25 years in Washington as a reporter, editor and correspondent, he has covered an increasingly wide array of high-tech issues for publications like Communications Week, Internet Week, Fiber Optics News, tele.com magazine and Wireless Week.

Rockwell received a Jesse H. Neal Award for his work covering telecommunications issues, and is a graduate of James Madison University.

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