DISA awards contract for SOA governance products

The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded a contract for $1 million to Merlin Technical Solutions Inc. to provide service-oriented architecture governance products for the agency's Net-Enabled Command Capability and Net-Centric Enterprise Services initiatives.

Greenwood Village, Colo.-based Merlin Technical Solutions is functioning as an integrator under the DISA contract, using SOA management tools developed by Systinet Corp, a division of Mercury Interactive Corp. Systinet is headquartered in Burlington, Mass.

Merlin and Systinet will provide the first federated development and certification environment pilot node to DISA's NECC and NCES programs. The pilot is being built using the Systinet 2 governance platform. Systinet and DISA will host a Webcast on July 18 to showcase the early stages of the SOA governance work.

NECC is one of DISA's major transformational initiatives. It will integrate existing and emerging command and control capabilities across the national, strategic, operational, and tactical warfighting levels. NCES is one of the major components of the Global Information Grid, DOD's global network for both classified and nonclassified data. NCES will cover nine core services: applications, collaboration, discovery, enterprise service management, mediation, messaging, security, storage and user assistance.

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