DOD seeks bandwidth for information systems network

The Defense Department plans to release a request for proposals later this month in search of technologies that would add bandwidth to the Defense Information Systems Network.

The RFP for the DISN Access Transport Services contract will be released at www.ditco.disa.mil on or near May 25, according to an official with the Defense Information Systems Agency. DISA plans to award a single performance-based, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract.

Last May, DISA issued a request for information from industry for technologies that would add bandwidth muscle to the DISN, their chief data transport vehicle

DATS will provide upgraded leased-access transmission services between the government-owned backbone network and 600 military locations not covered by the global grid's 90-plus sites, officials said.

The transmission services will be required to support bandwidths up to OC-192, which offers 10-Gbps throughput.

The upgrades would affect two DISN contracts that will expire over the next two years: the DISN Transmission Services CONUS (for the continental United States) and the DISN Switched/Bandwidth Manager Services CONUS.

As part of the DISN upgrade, many legacy voice, data and video systems?as well as such emerging capabilities as the department's premier network-centric warfare initiatives?will move to operate over IP. DISN currently operates via a switched-circuit transport system.

DATS will also permit integration with the $900 million Global Information Grid-Bandwidth Expansion program.

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

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here
close

Trending

  • Dive into our Contract Award database

    In an exclusive for WT Insider members, we are collecting all of the contract awards we cover into a database that you can sort by contractor, agency, value and other parameters. You can also download it into a spreadsheet. Our databases track awards back to 2013. Read More

  • Navigating the trends and issues of 2016 Nick Wakeman

    In our latest WT Insider Report, we pull together our best advice, insights and reporting on the trends and issues that will shape the market in 2016 and beyond. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.