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Intell Agencies Aim to Standardize IT Procurements

U.S. intelligenceU.S. intelligence agencies are looking to adopt a standardized approach for purchasing similar information technology products and services, Federal Times reported Sunday.

Nicole Blake Johnson writes Al Tarasiuk, the IC’s chief information officer, is leading a five-year effort to standardize IT programs across the community.

Nuhad Karaki, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Inceptre, told Federal Times Microsoft, Oracle, IBM and SAP are among the key players in the IT strategy, known as the Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise.

He added that Tarasiuk met with the companies last month to discuss how to move forward the plan.

“The IC stakeholders are very interested in making this a success,” said Karaki, adding “they want to deal with commercially proven solutions.”

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