The DIA’s $5.6 Billion SITA-II Umbrella Contract
In July 2012, the “Virginia Contracting Activity” accepted 10 firms into the $5.6 billion “Solutions for Intelligence Analysis II” program. It succeeds the original December 2007 SITA contract, which consolidated over 30 different contracts under 1 umbrella. These “professional support services” include services and technologies around the Pentagon Defense Intelligence Agency’s mission, which includes support on the front lines, for defense planners, and for defense and national security policy makers.
These winners can compete for individual jobs around the globe under a 5-year, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity umbrella contract, which runs until July 15/17. This lets the Pentagon quickly augment, reassign, or wind down individual efforts. Winners included:
- BAE in Mclean, VA (HHM402-12-D-0007)
- Booz Allen Hamilton in Mclean, VA (HHM402-12-D-0008)
- Buffalo Group in Reston, VA (HHM402-12-D-0009)
- CACI, Chantilly in VA (HHM402-12-D-0010)
- CTC in Johnstown, PA (Not Virginia! HHM402-12-D-0011)
- Cyberspace Solutions in Reston, VA (HHM402-12-D-0012)
- L3 in Reston, VA (HHM402-12-D-0013)
- Lockheed Martin in Alexandria, VA (HHM402-12-D-0014). See release.
- Mission Essential Personnel in Chantilly, VA (HHM402-12-D-0015)
- SAIC in Reston, VA (HHM402-12-D-0016)
- Veritiss in Reston, VA (HHM402-12-D-0017)
In a response to reports about “contracting out” intelligence analysis, the DIA had this to say about the original SITA contract:
“Currently contractors represent approximately 35% of the total DIA workforce. Many are recently retired intelligence professionals with deep expertise who are imparting their experience, knowledge, and skills as educators and trainers to newly hired DIA personnel. The contractors load pallets of supplies destined for Afghanistan; they work tirelessly to enter information into intelligence databases to enhance DIA’s knowledge of those who would do the U.S. harm; they translate documents captured from the battlefields of Iraq; and they keep the nation’s foremost Defense Intelligence computer networks operations 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
Contractors are an important part of the DIA team and, along with DIA’s military and civilian work force, they contribute daily to the defense of the nation.”