The U.S. Army will launch aÂ contracting process to identify up to three companiesÂ that can help manage the service branchâs information technology systems via other transaction agreements, Federal News Network reported Wednesday.
The military branchÂ plans to roll out its Enterprise IT-as-a-Service pilot project at nine initial bases in 2020 and selectÂ contractors to install and operate IT networks at the installations.
Dan Joyce, assistant program executive officer for cyber, networks and services atÂ the Army’s program executive office for enterprise information systems, said using OTAs will allow industry to provide constant input on feasible commercial IT capabilities.
âItâs important that weâre not specifying one desired product, one desired level of performance, because weâre aware that thereâs a diversity of product performance out there for commercial buyers of large-scale IT,â saidÂ Charlie Stadtlander,Â communications director at the Army Cyber Command.
Facilities selected for the projectÂ include the Army Futures Command in Texas, Camp Roberts in California andÂ Fort Polk in Louisiana.