Up to $9.9M to Jacobs for Marine Corps Enterprise IT Services
Jacobs Engineering Group recently announced a 1-year, $3 million contract from the Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, VA to support the Program Manager (PM), Marine Corps Enterprise Information Technology Services (MCEITS). Jacobs will develop and manage program strategies and acquisition plans; support systems engineering, logistics and test activities; provide business management services; and assist in systems interoperability and migration efforts for the PM MCEITS. The contract has a potential value of $9.9 million over 3 years.
MCEITS provides the Marine Corps with integrated Web services consisting of enterprise shared data environment, portal, online identity management, and web system access control. MCEITS is the Marine Corps’ IT platform for participation in the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Net-centric Enterprise Services (NCES) program, which is trying to get data out of functional silos and into the hands of people on the front lines. The 2008 EDS article “Enabling an Information-Driven Battlespace Through Net-Centric Logistics” discusses one possible implementation along these lines. NCES’ Core Enterprise Services are packaged into 4 product lines: Service-Oriented Architecture Foundation (SOAF), Collaboration, Content Discovery & Delivery, and the Portal.