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DIA Eyes C2E Cloud Contract for Storage, Edge Computing; Jack Gumtow Quoted

Jack Gumtow

The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) plans to use the Commercial Cloud Enterprise (C2E) contract for storage, edge computing and other areas and Jack Gumtow, chief information officer of DIA, said storage-as-a-service is one of the capabilities he intends to focus on once C2E becomes ready. Gumtow was one of the panelists during the Potomac Officers Club’s 2nd Annual CIO Forum.

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DIA Releases New Analytical Product to Support Military Decision Making; Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier Quoted

Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier

The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has unveiled a new minimum viable product (MVP) that would analytically inform military leaders on foreign forces. The new MVP marks DIA's effort to augment defense analysis and follows the first MVP, which analytically processes infrastructure information. The agency plans to release more MARS products in the future to support defense-related decision-making.

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Octo Consulting Awarded Spot On $12.6B DIA SITE III Contract; Mehul Sanghani Quoted

Mehul Sanghani

Octo Consulting announced on Tuesday it has been awarded a spot on the Defense Intelligence Agency’s (DIA’s) $12.6 billion Solutions for Information Technology Enterprise III (SITE III)  indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract. The contract will require Octo to provide modernization services of the DIA’s information technology (IT) infrastructure, systems as well as its applications. 

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Parsons Awarded Potential $12.6B DIA Contract For IT Services

Parsons Corporation

Parsons Corporation announced Tuesday that the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has awarded the company a potential $12.6 billion indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) multiple award task order contract. This 10-year contract has a five-year base period and five option periods. The contract will require Parsons to provide DIA’s Solutions for Information Technology Enterprise III (SITE III) strategic, technical, and program management guidance and support services

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DOD Officials Cite Information Operations as Key Factor in U.S. Military Dominance

Information Operations

Christopher Maier, acting assistant defense secretary for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict (ASD SOLIC), said the U.S. military must refocus information operations toward diverse threat environments to stay ahead of adversaries. The defense secretary’s office is currently reviewing the potential elevation of the ASD SOLIC’s authorities, according to Christopher Maier.

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Robert Cardillo Joins USGIF Board of Directors to Serve as Chair

Robert Cardillo

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) has elected Robert Cardillo, president of The Cardillo Group and four-time Wash100 Award recipient, to serve as chair of the USGIF Board of Directors. The Cardillo Group delivers strategic and operational expertise to drive awareness and enable improved decision-making. Earlier this year, Cardillo, as well as Deborah Lee James, was also appointed to Firefly Aerospace’s Board of Directors.

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Former DIA Director Robert Ashley Named CNAS Adjunct Senior Fellow

Robert Ashley

Robert Ashley, Jr., former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and a two-time Wash100 Award recipient, has been named an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. Ashley retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of lieutenant general in November 2020 after more than 36 years in active duty. 

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DIA CIO Jack Gumtow Issues 4-Year Blueprint for Improving Intell Stakeholder Relationships

Jack Gumtow

Jack Gumtow, chief information officer of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), has released his strategy to improve the agency’s customer relationship management throughout a four-year period. The strategy comes as part of DIA’s efforts to address stakeholder feedback and covers objectives such as using automation to drive efficiency and breaking down barriers that result in data silos.

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Intelligence Community Stands up Council for Commercial Space Systems

David Gauthier

The U.S. intelligence community has established a new council to augment how commercial space systems deliver data for intelligence operations. The Commercial Space Council seeks to identify how to accelerate intelligence deliveries that rely on commercial satellites. David Gauthier said the council will work to increase IC's understanding of commercial technologies and advise on the community's policy and strategy.

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GAO: DIA Needs Robust Stakeholder Engagement Plan for Intell Repository Modernization Program

Defense

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) to establish a strategy for coordinating with the intelligence community and other stakeholders on the development of its new data-management system. GAO said Thursday that DIA is yet to provide a plan for ongoing stakeholder coordination in line with the development of the Machine-assisted Analytic Rapid-repository System (MARS). 

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