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Dawn S. Onley

Radio-frequency spectrum use struggle continues for DOD

The Department of Defense continues to struggle with how to manage radio-frequency spectrum use.

BTA names Fisher acting director

David Fisher has been named acting director for the Defense Department's Business Transformation Agency.

DOD Secretary Rumsfeld resigns

After six tumultuous years and persistent calls for his ouster by retired military commanders, Defense Department Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is stepping down.

ITT chosen for DISA's Joint Spectrum Center support deal

ITT Corp. has been awarded a contract to support the Defense Information Systems Agency's Joint Spectrum Center.

Bandwidth expansion contracts worth up to $3B

The Defense Information Systems Agency today announced the award of three contracts, worth up to $3 billion, to boost bandwidth on its Defense Information Systems Network.

Web moratorium announced by Navy

A moratorium on the creation of new Web sites and portals, and the upgrading of existing ones, has been issued by the U.S. Navy in an effort to get the service in a better position for migration to the Defense Knowledge Online portal.

GAO recommends Army take corrective action on ITES-2S awards

The Government Accountability Office announced Tuesday it has sided with five protesters who lodged complaints when the Army awarded its Information Technology Enterprise Solutions-2 Services contracts.

Contracts totaling $700M will ensure DISA is on demand

Five contracts awarded earlier this month under the Defense Information Systems Agency SPE program will bring scalable, on-demand processing capabilities to DISA's computing service data centers.

Oracle to allow Army to transfer product licenses

Oracle Corp. has granted the Army permission to transfer Oracle product technology licenses across the service at no additional cost.

Six firms chosen for satellite work

<font color="CC0000">(UPDATED) </font color>The Army has chosen six companies to compete for work under its five-year, $5 billion World-Wide Satellite Systems contract.

DISA wants additional collaboration tools

The director of the Defense Information Systems Agency would like to see a request for quotations for a second collaboration services software tool hit the streets in 60 days.

Army releases RFP for ITES-Hardware contracts

The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity ITES-2H contracts will run for five years and involve seven contractors, including two small businesses.

Northrop Grumman protests Army Engineers' outsourcing deal

Northrop Grumman Corp. has filed a protest against the Army Corps of Engineers for awarding a six-year, $447 million A-76 outsourcing contract to a public-private partnership led by corps employees in conjunction with Lockheed Martin Corp.

IBM to deliver collaboration services to DISA

IBM Corp. has been hired by the Defense Information Systems Agency to provide collaboration services under the Net-Centric Enterprise Services program.

Defense to restructure contracting in Iraq

The Task Force to Support Improved DOD Contracting and Stability Operations in Iraq will evaluate Defense business enterprise processes and systems in Iraq affecting contracting and other processes.

Six companies to compete under Smarts program

Six companies will compete for work under the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's recently awarded, $200 million Support to Management and Resources for Technical Services program.

Merlin Technical Solutions wins DISA deal for SOA governance products

Merlin Technical Solutions Inc. has won a contract from the Defense Information Systems Agency to provide service-oriented architecture governance products for the agency's Net-Enabled Command Capability and Net-Centric Enterprise Services initiatives.

DataPath wins Army communications deal

DataPath Inc. has been awarded a $72.9 million contract from the Army Communications-Electronics Command in Fort Monmouth, N.J., to continue supporting its Joint Network Node program.

Lockheed Martin lands NGA workforce training deal

Lockheed Martin Corp. has won a five-year, $176 million contract from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to deliver technical training to its employees and other defense and intelligence workers.

Army to re-evaluate ITES-2 contracts

Protests filed by losing bidders on the recent Information Technology Enterprise Solutions-2 Services contracts has led the Army to reconsider all offers.