DISA Awards Multinational Information Sharing Work (Updated)
The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) awarded a 5-year, $34 million contract to EDS to provide network and systems engineering and other support services for the Multinational Information Sharing (MNIS) Program Management Office. The contract is being awarded under Encore II contract vehicle.
As part of the contract, Harris, the sole subcontractor to EDS, received a $27 million subcontract to support EDS in its MNIS work.
DID has more on the MNIS network, which aims to mitigate a serious issue that makes it more difficult for American forces to fight alongside their allies…
MNIS is a consolidated approach to ensuring seamless information sharing among U.S. forces and their allied and coalition partners. The MNIS Program Management Office manages current multinational information sharing efforts, provides MNIS services and applications for the future Global Information Grid enterprise information environment, and facilitates information sharing among DoD components and eligible foreign nations in support of planning and execution of military operations.
The SETA contract has a 1-year base period with 4 one-year options. Harris will provide network and system engineering, program management, acquisition, configuration management and strategic planning support. Prior to this, Harris provided systems engineering and integration services for 7 years to the MNIS Program Management Office and its predecessor organization, Advanced Information Technology Systems – Joint Program Office.
MNIS-related systems for which Harris provides program management and engineering/architecture conceptualization and development support include:
- Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange System (CENTRIXS), which supports intelligence and classified operations information exchange and sharing up to SECRET Releasable;
- Griffin, which provides information sharing among participating nations for planning, implementing and executing multinational operations;
- Combined Federated Battle Laboratory Network (CFBLNet), which supports development of coalition interoperability, doctrine, procedures and protocols;
- Future MNIS efforts including the CENTRIXS Combined Enclave Requirement and Objective MNIS.