Army Intel Division Plans Wide-Reaching IT Overhaul
The Intelligence and Security Command unit published a solicitation looking for a contractor to modernize its IT infrastructure, focusing on secure network and automation capabilities.
The U.S. Army’s Intelligence and Security Command unit, called INSCOM, is looking to update its information technology infrastructure for both hardware and software devices to support military mission operations.
Responsible for handling and reporting military security intelligence, INSCOM is primarily looking for a contractor to upgrade the technology used for its C4IM operations, a common military acronym that stands for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Management.
Among the wide-ranging technology support services requested in the sources sought notice, officials are looking for network operations management, engineering support, application maintenance, equipment installation assistance, improved IT logistics and other web services tools.
“The ability to provide mission-critical intelligence is dependent on the successful use of information technology networks worldwide,” the notice’s scope reads. “To maintain mission command, INSCOM requires support for continued operations and future development of the automated systems necessary to support INSCOM.”
The solicitation also emphasizes the new technology’s role in supporting the Major Subordinate Commands housed within INSCOM and their commercial operations.
Some of the software INSCOM aims to deploy will feature automated technology, including some data operations, document reviewing, communication systems and database systems integration.
Another key technological component INSCOM wants to update is the organization’s telecommunications infrastructure. The solicitation calls for the installation and maintenance of new equipment designed to operate within INSCOM physical locations and using satellite technology supported by INSCOM’s network.
Other connectivity needs outlined in the scope are secure landlines, telephones, internet protocol addresses, video conferencing and fibre optics cabling, among other telecommunications technologies.
The deadline for potential contractors to respond is Jan. 14.