DISA reissues net-centric solicitation

DISA reissues net-centric solicitation

The Defense Department has reissued a notice to buy products to help move its Net-Centric Enterprise Services program to the Web.

Last week, the Defense Information Systems Agency posted a request for proposals searching for a Universal Description, Discovery and Integration Registry commercial product with unlimited licenses for NCES use.

DISA intends to award the contract as a small-business set-aside deal, with a one-year base and four one-year options.

'UDDI is a cross-industry effort driven by major platform and software providers,' the notice explained. 'This purchase will support the establishment of a UDDI registry for use within the NCES.'

NCES is considered one of the major components of the Global Information Grid, DOD's global network for both classified and nonclassified data.

Initially, DISA plans for the initiative to cover nine core services: applications, collaboration, discovery, enterprise service management, mediation, messaging, security, storage and user assistance.

DISA first posted an RFP for UDDI in December but pulled it a month later to rework the requirements [see GCN story].

'It was prematurely released,' said Debra Filippi, principal director for NCES. 'That was our reasoning for withdrawing it temporarily so we could look at it from a strategic perspective.'

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