ON THE MENU: The Defense Commissary Agency is looking to industry to maintain the baselines of its three legacy networks, while developing better applications to replace the stovepiped systems.

In a presolicitation posted in mid-April on the Defense Information Agency Contracting Office site, DeCA asks for a single contractor to manage and maintain its Interactive Business System, Computer Assisted Ordering and the Pick Management System, three legacy business systems supporting all Defense Department users.

Both DIBS and CAO were developed in-house and have been maintained by the commissary agency for ordering, receiving, warehousing and inventory management. PkMS is a commercial system that provides warehousing functions at DeCA distribution centers in Europe.

The winning contractor will be responsible for analyzing, designing, developing, evaluating, testing, and offering help desk and deployment support at the agency's Fort Lee, Va., headquarters and at DeCA locations worldwide as needed.

SERVICES CONTRACT: BAE Systems North America Inc. won a $58 million contract for technical services from the Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center. The contract could reach $314 million if all options are exercised.

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center in Charleston, S.C., provides the Defense Department with command, control, computers, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance engineering and integrated solutions.

Under the contract, BAE Systems will de- sign, build and maintain security and antiterrorism-force protection systems at government facilities worldwide.

TOUCHING BASES: Lucent Technologies Inc. has won several contracts worth $36.3 million to provide network integration and professional services at Army installations in North America and Europe.

The services will support the Army's Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Program to upgrade the voice and data network infrastructure at Army bases around the world.

The contracts include bases at Fort Gordon and Fort Benning in Georgia and Schofield Enclave in Hawaii as well as Husterhohe Kaserne, Pulaski Barracks and Kleber Kaserne in Germany.

Lucent will provide these bases with installation and ongoing maintenance services for the new communications infrastructure that ties together voice switches and high-speed optical and data equipment.

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