DISA prepares bandwidth RFP

The Defense Information Systems Agency is developing a request for proposals on the Global Information Grid-Bandwidth Expansion program.

The RFP is for fiber to support the GIG-BE network, a worldwide, ground-based voice, data and imagery network. DISA could select up to nine contractors, or combine all the GIG-BE requirements under a single award.

Either way, GIG-BE will provide a solution to the problem of insufficient, poorly managed bandwidth that continues to plague the Defense Department, said Air Force Major Gen. Charlie Croom Jr.

Funding for GIG-BE has been set at $877 million. It will be delivered to 90 sites around the world and then throughout the Defense Department, Defense Chief Information Officer John Stenbit has said.

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