DISA Outlines Upcoming Acquisition Opportunities

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The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) announced upcoming FY2020 industry awards for information technology (IT) projects and initiatives.

At Forecast to Industry 2019 on Nov. 4, officials within DISA showcased a preliminary look at imminent requests for proposals (RFPs) and tentative award dates for possible industry contracts. Areas of interest ranged from embracing emerging technologies to improving endpoint security, but many plans lacked a detailed acquisition strategy.

First Quarter RFPs

  • Cyber Training Development and Delivery: An RFP to develop Cyber Training for Classroom and Online delivery will be released. DISA plans to award a single contract for the project through a small-business set aside in the second quarter.
  • Web Content Filtering (WCF): An RFP on the engineering and sustainment of the WCF system will be released. DISA plans to award a single Encore III contract for the project after a full and open competition in the third quarter.
  • Unified Cyber Situational Awareness (UCSA): An RFP to provide trained, experienced, and high-quality IT and cybersecurity engineering and innovation labor support will be released. DISA plans to award a single contract for the project in the third quarter.

Second Quarter RFPs

  • Endpoint Detection and Response: An RFP for new endpoint security capabilities allowing cyber defenders to quickly detect, investigate and mitigate security incidents will be released. DISA plans to award a single contract for the project in the third quarter.
  • Application Containment: An RFP for endpoint security capabilities providing the ability to restrict execution of high-risk applications and computer processing activities to an isolated environment will be released. DISA plans to award a single contract for the project in the third quarter.
  • SHARKSEER: An RFP to provide web-based zero-day network defense and advanced persistent threat protection will be released. DISA plans to award a single contract for the project via a full and open competition in the third quarter.
  • Comply to Connect: An RFP for a framework of tools and technologies that restrict unauthorized access, reduce vulnerabilities, detect malware and more will be released. DISA plans to award multiple contracts for the project via an enterprise software initiative (ESI) blanket purchase agreement (BPA) in either the third or fourth quarter.
  • Endpoint Security Integration: An RFP to aid integration of third-party endpoint security tool will be released. DISA plans to award a single contract for the project in the fourth quarter.
  • Global Command and Control System: An RFP to develop an enterprise system providing Global Common Operational Picture to support defense will be released. DISA plans to award a single contract for the project via a full and open competition in the fourth quarter.
  • Global Video Services (GVS) Engineering, Transition, Implementation and Sustainment Support: An RFP for video products and transmission types providing full-service video teleconferencing will be released. DISA plans to award a single contract for the project via a small-business set aside in the fourth quarter.

Looking ahead, speakers also released acquisition opportunities for FY 2021 and 2022 in areas such as secure configuration management, enterprise mission assurance support, and continuous monitoring and risk scoring.

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