BRIEFING BOOK

DISN-CONUS complete. The Defense
Information Systems Agency late last month celebrated the completion of the Defense
Information Systems Network’s continental U.S. phase.


Under DISA’s $5 billion DISN Transmission Services–CONUS contract, AT&T
Corp. installed a Synchronous Optical Network infrastructure throughout the United States
for voice, video and data services. DISA performed more than 2,000 cutovers at more than
600 Defense Department sites to DTS-C from the existing DISN Transition Contract.


DISN was designed as a long-haul telecommunications network to serve all the military
services. But according to a recent General Accounting Office report, the Army, Navy, Air
Force and Defense agencies continue to operate their own networks, undercutting
DISN’s objectives.


FTS 2001 nears. DISA is preparing for the transition
early next year from FTS 2000 to FTS 2001 and needs help from its DOD customers in
assembling a database of services provided through the General Services Administration.


“GSA has not maintained, and does not have access to, an accurate, consolidated,
database that identifies all services provisioned through GSA contract vehicles,” Air
Force Lt. Col. Milo Fogle, DISA’s deputy director for plans and procedures
directorate, wrote in an Oct. 2 memo.


AT&T sent a report to DISA last month detailing the services that FTS 2000 provides
DOD. But DISA wants to validate AT&T’s information.


Army aviation. The Army has awarded Dyncorp of Reston,
Va., a $459 million contract to supply logistics support and other services to Fort
Rucker, Ala., the world’s largest helicopter training operation.


Under the one-year contract with four option years, Dyncorp will manage Fort
Rucker’s information technology systems, automate all flight logbooks, and supervise
the repair, inspection and maintenance of all aircraft and parts.


Dyncorp’s goal is to implement systems that enhance mission performance and reduce
costs.


DynPro, a PC software package, will provide up-to-the-minute status and graphical
displays of workload information to commanders at Fort Rucker.


Great CESAR’s ghost. The U.S. Strategic Command at
Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., has awarded Lockheed Martin Corp. a $147 million contract to
modernize the computers that control the United States’ nuclear arsenal.


Under the Computing Environment STRATCOM Architecture (CESAR) contract, Lockheed will
supply systems engineering, integration and maintenance using commercial products and
technologies.


The one-year contract with option years merges older, separate contracts into one
contract.


—Gregory Slabodkin
gslabodkin@gcn.com

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