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DHS EAGLE III moving ahead

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The Department of Homeland Security remains committed to issuing the successor vehicle to its $22 billion IT services contract by the end of the calendar year.

Soraya Correa, DHS’ chief procurement officer, said the next iteration of the agency’s Security Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading-Edge Solutions II (known familiarly as EAGLE II), is still on track to be released by the end of 2018.

EAGLE II expires in 2020. The successor has been informally called EAGLE III.

The planned successor to EAGLE II was the Flexible Agile Support for the Homeland (FLASH) contract, but it was cancelled in June.

“We’re still analyzing the data and taking into consideration the best-in-class contract and other strategic sourcing vehicles [and] what the requirements are of our CIO community across the agency. I’m not going to write a contract for the sake of writing a contract,” Correa said in remarks at a Nov. 8 AFFIRM panel discussion.

“We have to be more efficient and effective in the use of our resources,” she added. “There are vehicles out there that can fulfill the majority of the need. We’re probably going to go to those and then focus on what are the unique needs of DHS.”

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.

Click here for previous articles by Rockwell. Contact him at mrockwell@fcw.com or follow him on Twitter at @MRockwell4.


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