Friday marks the deadline in which the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency will be accepting IT vendor proposals following the recent announcement of its search for assistance with its Linux-based information system.
According to the Jan. 28 “Sources Sought” notice, NGA is researching the market availability of firms that can potentially provide services and products that could be incorporated into its system in hopes to continue the Defense Department’s success in its use of open source technology.
“This is not a pioneering or expanded use of the Linux requirement,” said Julia Collins, public affairs officer for NGA, in a recent interview with LinuxInsider. “NGA continuously seeks new and updated IT solutions to better support its mission partners.”
All vendor information is to be submitted by 1 p.m. CST, Feb. 11 and must not exceed 10 pages, 12 point font and must be submitted electronically.
For the complete list of NGA’s Linux Technical and performance requirements that must be demonstrated in a submission, click here.