DOD Brief

The Major Automated Information System Review Council has given a green light to two
Defense Commissary Agency programs.


DeCA's Point of Sale (POS) Modernization Program can now spend up to $5 million on POS
systems in preparation for its Milestone III MAISRC review. And the Defense Commissary
Information System (DCIS) program has passed Milestone II, which will let DeCA begin
further applications development.


After almost four years as program executive officer for Standard Army Management
Information Systems and a quarter century in the Defense Department, Chuck Austin took a
buyout and joined Lockheed Martin Federal Systems in Owego, N.Y.


Austin said he does not yet have a job title but is working on business development
plans for the big defense contractor.


Austin's successor, Col. Richard Johnson, was most recently program manager for
intelligence fusion under the Program Executive Officer for Command, Control and
Communications at Fort Monmouth, N.J.


Now that Defense Department's Integrated Computer-Aided Software Engineering buy has
mutated into an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract, contractor Logicon Inc.
has expanded an originally skimpy selection of Sun Microsystems Inc. hardware options.


I-CASE customers can now buy Sun's line of Ultra 1 and Ultraserver 1 64-bit machines in
a variety of configurations, along with Sparcstation 5 workstations and servers including
the Netra 600 and 625, Sun Media Center 5 and 1000E, Sparccenter 2000E and Sparcserver
1000E. The expanded catalog from the Torrance, Calif., company also includes a full array
of Sun printers, add-ons and other peripherals. For more details, contact Logicon's I-CASE
hotline at 888-422-7387.


Federal Inc. of McLean, Va. has won a $30 million, five-year contract to provide
information technology services to the National Guard Bureau, including work for both the
Army and Air Force national guards. BDM will do everything from business process
re-engineering and software maintenance to system analysis, but it will not, alas, supply
x-terminals.


In the interest of disk storage space, the Air Force has renamed its Command, Control,
Communications and Computer Agency (AFC4A). The new Air Force Communications Agency will
do everything its predecessor did, just more succinctly.


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