Army starts up enterprisewide systems plan

The Army next month will release a request for proposals for a $700 million governmentwide acquisition contract for hardware, software and IT services.

The Army Small Computer Program is handling the IT Enterprise Solutions procurement. The Army this summer wants to award performance-based indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts to five vendors.

ITES will have two modules: enterprise hardware and enterprise mission support services, said Kevin Carroll, the Army's program executive officer for enterprise information systems.

'If Army IT people are needing to buy a new server, if they are doing upgrades to their system or internal consolidations, they can order off the contract to get what they need and get the services as well,' Carroll said.

ITES is part of a larger initiative, the Army Enterprise Infostructure Transformation. The service wants to consolidate disparate systems. AEIT will replace dozens of legacy systems and will become 'a single Army network, one portal,' Carroll said.

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