The Defense Information Systems Agency launched yesterday what it described as the first omnibus contract to provide a wide range of information technology services to the U.S. Cyber Command, including assistance for offensive and defensive cyber operations
DISA said the indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity IT contract is open only to small businesses, with some of the tasks currently performed by large contractors, such as a security program that shares information with the Defense Industrial Base and run by Northrop Grumman.
The contract will streamline acquisition of cyber-related services and will provide support across multiple technical and nontechnical 55 disciplines under a centralized structure, DISA said in its sources-sought announcement.
The contract is designed to provide IT support to the Cyber Command in its three main mission areas: defense of military networks; support to combat commands worldwide; and strengthening U.S. capability to withstand and respond to cyberattacks.
Contractors will provide support for cyber planning, training knowledge, records management, science and technology research and development, and more than 30 cyber exercises a year.
Interested vendors need to reply to DISA by Sept. 29.