ARMY

BAE wins $437M award for Army open-source work

BAE Systems’ U.S. subsidiary has confirmed an estimated $437 million task order to help the Army greater use open source methods for acquiring and managing publicly-available data.

The General Services Administration’s “FEDSIM” acquisition services center awarded the order on behalf of the Army through GSA’s OASIS professional services vehicle, BAE Systems Inc. said Tuesday.

Contracting records in the Federal Procurement Data System indicate the work will take place over one initial base year and up to four option years after that. GSA made the award on Aug. 1 and received five total bids for the order.

Work supports the Army’s Intelligence and Security Command, or INSCOM, in its effort to both stay ahead of evolving threats and get a greater handle on the increases in volume and places where open source data comes from.

That ability to manage data and extract value from it was one of the main discussion points in the most recent episode of WT’s Project 38 podcast, which featured BAE Systems Inc.’s intelligence solutions head Peder Jungck.

Cloud is a part of the equation in hosting and managing data with some caveats, Jungck told WT in that interview.

BAE will establish and manage a secure cloud hosting environment for Army INSCOM as part of the latest task order.

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Ross Wilkers is a senior staff writer for Washington Technology. He can be reached at rwilkers@washingtontechnology.com. Follow him on Twitter: @rosswilkers. Also find and connect with him on LinkedIn.

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