DOD Awards Contract for Device Management System, App Store
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Jun. 28, 2013 A Bethesda, Md., firm was awarded a contract yesterday for the Defense Department’s mobile device management system and mobile application store, Defense Information Systems Agency officials said.
The establishment of the mobile device management system and mobile app store is the next major step forward in DOD’s process for building a multivendor environment, supporting a diverse selection of devices and operating systems, DISA officials said.
DISA’s Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization awarded a firm, fixed-price contract to Digital Management Inc. for an initial award amount of $2.9 million, with four six-month option periods for a total lifecycle amount of nearly $16 million. The base period of performance for this contract is July 9, 2013, to July 8, 2014.
The mobile device management system and mobile app store form the keystone for the Department of Defense Mobility Implementation Plan as it sets the stage for the digital ecosystem that will operate and assure the mobile devices that connect with DOD networks, officials said.
“DISA is proud to lead the DOD mobility effort, because we see mobility is one of the disruptive technologies that we are bringing to bear,” said Air Force Lt. Gen. Ronnie D. Hawkins Jr., DISA director. “It gives us the ability to move information wherever we need it and put the information in the hands of the warfighter, wherever he or she might be. With the mobile device management system and mobile application store, we will be able to manage devices and the applications that our warfighters use while ensuring our networks and information are secure and protected.
The solicitation for this contract was issued as a full and open competition, DISA officials said.