GovCon Executive covers the executives who shape the government contracting industry and part of that coverage includes leaders commenting on indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contracts their company’s have won a part on.
The original contract announcement detailing the different companies that are included and other important details of the IDIQ is first reported on GovCon Executive’s sister website, GovCon Wire.
As more information about the contract is available and executives comment on the news, GovCon Executive picks up on the coverage where GCW left off.
Recently, The Department of Homeland Security awarded 17 companies a position on a $6 billion cyber defense contract focusing on automated monitoring.
A week later, GovCon Executive wrote a story on IBM‘s involvement in the contract and included a quote by Anne Altman, IBM U.S. federal general manager.
She said the company has invested $4 billion in cybersecurity and security analytics research and will aim to draw on its experience in securing internal networks used by 400,000 employees.
Also covered on GCW, ASRC Federal won a $403 million contract to provide IT systems development and support services to the NASA Ames Research facility.
This contract was not an IDIQ, but GCE followed up with an article highlighting ASRC Federal President and CEO Paul Dillahay who said, “We are excited to expand our presence at NASA Ames and provide services that support Ames' critical research and development efforts on technologies that make NASA missions possible.”
The Department of the Interior recently awarded a $10 billion contract for cloud services and included 10 companies on the IDIQ.
Verizon was one of the firms included and GCE wrote a follow-up story which included the size of the agency, the work that will be done and a quote from Susan Zeleniak, senior vice president for public sector markets at Verizon Enterprise Solutions.
The Navy recently awarded a $900 million IDIQ for C5ISR work to 13 contractors, including Engility Corp.
GCE wrote a follow-up piece that discussed the work Engility would be competing for and comments by Tony Smeraglinolo, Engility president and CEO.
“Enabling U.S. forces to maneuver in the cyber domain while denying the adversary's ability to maneuver in this same domain is critical to our armed forces and we are proud to have an opportunity to support this undertaking,” he said.
Go to ExecutiveBiz, to read Executive Mosaic’s coverage of the $6 billion DHS contract covered in this article.