DISA looks to industry for support on classified mobility program
The Defense Information Systems Agency is looking for industry feedback on a contract it wants to pursue to support its classified mobility programs.
The agency is proposing a single-award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract to support the Department of Defense Mobility Classified Capability (DMCC) programs for secret and top secret capabilities. It released a draft solicitation on Monday to get feedback from industry.
The contract would have a one-year base period and four one-year options, according to the draft. The total ceiling on task orders coming from the contract would be $100 million.
The agency said it’s planning to issue a request for proposals before the second quarter of fiscal year 2019. “Anticipated award execution is in the 3rd quarter of FY 2019.”
The contractor would be responsible for providing “the necessary personnel, equipment, services, and other items needed to support operations, maintenance, and sustainment requirements of DoD Mobility Program Office,” according to the draft solicitation.
DISA established a Mobility Portfolio Management Office to align various mobile device pilots across the DOD.
“A phased series of operational pilots have been conducted and allow DoD to incorporate lessons learned, ensure interoperability, and refine the requirements for a secure architecture to support Mobile Device Management (MDM), influence commercial standards, and create cost and operations’ efficiencies for DoD enterprise mobile users,” the draft says.
DISA said it’s hoping that it can over time lower the cost of that suite while addressing security and increasing productivity.
DMCC is an enterprise service offering for DOD customers to get access to the classified information network and commercial information services through approved mobile devices. The contract would provide “classified mobility capabilities, professional and engineering services, and enterprise-wide support,” according to the draft solicitation.
Some task orders may include “innovation tasks,” relevant to a rapidly changing mobile environment.
Eight performance areas were proposed in the draft solicitation: contract and program management performance; information assurance; gateway solution; system engineering support; test and evaluation (T&E); logistic and asset management; network and operational support; and mobility capability integration and innovation.
Industry can submit feedback through Oct. 26.
DISA has also been making changes to its unclassified capability. The DISA-managed DOD Mobility Unclassified Capability (DMUC) service was previously available to only mission partners who purchased DOD’s Enterprise Email service, but the agency expanded the service in August to all mission partners. Doing so sparked DISA’s mobility management business, drawing in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps as customers, as well as some smaller agencies in the Defense Department, FedScoop reported.