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Defense information agency opens bids for data storage, again

US: The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) wants competition for a sole-source contract it originally awarded in April for big data cloud storage.

In a May 20 notice, DISA said it would cancel a $45 million deal with Hanover, Maryland-based Alliance Technology Group to develop an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) private cloud for an unnamed intelligence agency.

It appears other potential competitors came to light, giving DISA another opportunity to put to bid a contract that signals a shift in the intelligence community’s cloud and big data plans.

The justification and approval for the original sole-source award allowed industry more time to respond, DISA said in the notice. “Based upon capability statements and responses received, DISA plans to pursue competitive means through the National Security Agency Acquisition Resource Center to satisfy the requirement.”

Source: FCW