9 firms capture $476M defense contract

Nine companies have won spots on the Defense Department's Omnibus Network Enterprise contract worth $476 million.

The five-year ONE contract will provide a range of engineering and communications services to federal agencies. The Defense Information Systems Agency is the contracting authority.

Under the contract, the companies will compete for individual task orders to deliver support services in areas such as systems engineering, information assurance, security, test and evaluation, enterprise architecture and program management.

The nine awardees are:

  • AT&T Technical Services Company
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • CACI Technologies Inc.
  • General Dynamics One Source LLC
  • Link Solutions Inc.
  • ManTech Information Systems and Technology Corp.
  • MorganFranklin Corp.
  • TASC Inc.
  • TWD & Associates Inc.

“Our goal is to deliver sophisticated engineering and game-changing mission solutions that are efficient, smart and secure,” says Richard Bowers, vice president of Mission Solutions at TASC. The company has a team that includes 18 subcontractors.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

Reader Comments

Tue, Feb 21, 2012

WTF ??? ALL Government Contracts are funded year to year... (what was that?? a Govt Contracts class??) and btw, this is DISA -- so they are going to use the entire amount allocated... Sorry to burst your bubble... and if you know any of the KEY players from the awardee list... well then... you know the fact that they are ALREADY providing the support... and the Budget was determined by the EXISTING Level of Effort provided by those firms providing the current LOE -- Support... so they are going to spend all the money ... and - oh yeah... they will very likely, go back to increase the budget... so be prepared for another WIN/Budget announcement !

Tue, Jan 24, 2012 Rich Washington Metro Area

I'm really weary of seeing 5-year IDIQ contracts awarded to multiple companies - in this case 9 - and characterized as "worth $476 Million." The fact is, $476M is the CEILING on the contracts and agencies set the ceiling on EACH CONTRACT at 100% or more of what they COULD spend on the entire program over the entire period of the contracts. That's five years for this program. So... $476M split 9 ways is a little less than $53M each. Spread over 5 years, that's a little over $10M per year per company. And, that's the MAXIMUM. Most programs like this one end up funded at 1/2 or less of the ceiling, so the real expectation might be more like $5M a year. And, THAT'S not guaranteed. It's not chump change, but no one's getting any $476M! GovCon insiders understand this, but the rest of America reads stories like this and thinks OMG! No wonder we're broke!

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