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DISA shifts to new strategy for network support

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April 4, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire
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The Defense Information Systems Agency’s much-anticipated $4.6 billion indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for the Global Information Grid Services Management (GSM) program will provide total life cycle management for the Defense Information Systems Network worldwide, including engineering services, material, equipment and facilities.

GSM is the follow-on procurement to DISN Global Support, which DISA awarded 10 years ago to Science Applications International Corp. and Apptis (formerly SETA). With extensions to the contract, DGS had a value of as much as $4.8 billion in awards.

GSM will have three parts to the procurement:

  • GSM Operations. By far the largest of the three awards, GSM-O is a full-and-open single-award competition, with a three-year base plus two two-year options.
  • GSM Engineering, Transition and Implementation. GSM-ETI is a small-business set-aside award that is open to multiple-contract awards.
  • GSM Projects and Support. GSM-P&S also is a small-business set-aside award that is part of the Alliant Small Business governmentwide acquisition contract vehicle.

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