DISA issues data services RFI

The Defense Information Systems Agency issued a request for information yesterday regarding commercial products that can be introduced into the Global Information Grid's Core Enterprise Services architecture.

DISA is looking for information on state-of-the-art data services technologies and products that will enable the agency to define a comprehensive set of data services requirements.

DISA is seeking data services software for the mediation, discovery, publication, subscription, content management, security, messaging, applications, storage, collaboration and enterprise management services that support the GIG Core Enterprise Services architecture.

There are nine core services for joint and military services outlined in the Net-Centric Enterprise Services project. NCES is part of the larger GIG Enterprise Services initiative.

The new enterprise services architecture on which mission-critical DOD computer applications rely must in part:

  • Support posting data to common storage spaces

  • Alert users to changes in DOD information or time-critical events affecting their survival

  • Provide users with the capability to pull whatever they want, whenever they want, from wherever they are

  • Ensure information assurance

  • Support interoperability among allies, coalition and multinational partners.

The specific software specifications sought in the RFI include: data management tools, interface software, data catalogs, metadata management, translation, correlation and formatting capabilities.

DISA may enter into product loan agreements for trial and testing of the products, according to the RFI.

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