Technology is the domain event at DHS

Steve Cooper

Henrik G. de Gyor

The Homeland Security Department plans to launch a series of major IT services acquisitions to support its component agencies, CIO Steve Cooper said last week.

Beginning early next year, the department plans to undertake a half-dozen domain procurements, covering integration standards, network services, data center services, help desk services, collaboration services and commodity services such as software licenses and maintenance.

Department officials are honing their plans for the acquisitions, which will replace many existing contracts that expire at different times of the year. As a result, Cooper said, there likely will be some overlap between the new domain contracts and existing technology purchasing vehicles.

'We expect there will be a transition state,' Cooper said. 'We are not going to jump from the current state to the desired end state.'

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