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The Army is conducting an A-76 study to see if it should contract out its information management services at the Anniston Army Depot in Alabama. The Office of Management and Budget's A-76 document sets out how agencies should decide whether to keep non-core functions in house or to outsource them.

Functions the Army is examining at Anniston include hardware and software configuration, installation and maintenance; telecommunications equipment installation, maintenance and repair; mail and records management; and visual information services and support.

The Army expects the contract, if let, would be for one base year and four option years. An electronic version of the solicitation should be available at aais.ria.army.mil/aais/SOLINFO/
index.htm.
The General Services Administration is expanding the area that the Cincinnati Metropolitan Area Acquisition covers to include Covington, Ky., which is just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. With the expansion in territory, GSA is extending the deadline for responses to its MAA request for proposals to Sept. 30. The MAA contracts are for local telephone services.
Proposals for a Navy IT contract for professional technical support services are due Sept. 20. The Navy contract is being administered by the General Services Administration's Federal Technology Service. FTS is expected to award three contracts based on the initial offers. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract is to support the Navy's efforts to develop, implement and maintain networks, client-server technologies and other computer technologies.
The Department of Interior is developing a Internet-based document repository that will permit viewing, searching and retrieving by anyone from anywhere. Interested companies were asked to file capability statements by Aug. 31.

The repository would store policy directives, including the department manual, secretary's orders and office bulletins. According to the Interior Department, features should include a Web site so easy to use that users with limited computer knowledge can access information. Access to the repository should not require an ID or access code. The agency wants 100 users to be able to access the repository at any one time, but that number may grow in the future.
? Nick Wakeman

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