Eight win defense intell support work

Eight companies have won prime contracts from the Defense Intelligence Agency to compete for as much as $1 billion worth of military intelligence analysis services and related work over a five-year period.

The winners are BAE Systems Inc., Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., CACI International Inc., Concurrent Technologies Corp., L-3 Communications Corp., Northrop Grumman Corp., Science Applications International Corp. and SRA International Inc., according to the FedBizOpps Web site.

The companies will provide analysis and services in 29 functional areas, including global and regional terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, counterintelligence, strategy and doctrine and joint force requirements, CACI said in a news release today announcing that it was among the eight winners.

The Solutions for Intelligence Analysis (SIA) award "is a very important, strategic win for CACI," Bill Fairl, the company's president for U.S. Operations, said in the news release.

The contract covers intelligence analysis support for DIA, the military services and the combatant commands' intelligence centers.

DIA came under fire last year when media reports asserted that it would be outsourcing intelligence analysis through the planned solicitation. In an effort to explain its contracting strategy, DIA said that a multiple-award contract for intelligence analysis support would give it "greater flexibility to re-align government resources, improve oversight and be more responsive to customers."

The SIA contract consolidates more than 30 previous contracts into a single contract that can be more efficiently managed. DIA said that the work does not include inherently governmental functions and that it would maintain direction and control of all intelligence operations.

"Contrary to media reporting, DIA does not outsource analysis," the agency said at the time.

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William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

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