The Division of Air Pressure (DAF) Enterprise IT as a Service’s (EITaaS) Base Infrastructure Modernization (BIM) procurement stated it’s going to evolve its digital modernization technique to an “as a Service” mannequin that can combine community, finish–person providers and computing platforms.
In keeping with an announcement by know-how firm Lumen, which can collaborate with the DAF on the BIM, the transition might be carried out via three procurements anticipated to be awarded earlier than the top of 2024.
“Lumen’s capabilities as a worldwide community supplier and our deep experience supporting Division of Protection positions us to execute on the targets of this program,” the corporate defined.
“The Lumen platform is the results of all our community belongings, cloud and edge connectivity, safety, and collaboration options coming collectively to ship the quickest, most safe platform for subsequent–technology functions and knowledge.”
From a technical standpoint, the scope of the BIM covers many areas past the host tenant, together with base–huge infrastructure, web service supplier (ISP), on-line service supplier (OSP) and wi-fi providers.
“Lumen recommends this system think about all tenants on the base to actually obtain economies of scale, considerably enhance implementation efficiencies and for value reductions.”
The know-how firm additionally stated it believes the undertaking will maximize service protection, improve bodily safety and serve each official and unofficial enterprise providers like housing and assist providers.
“Lumen sees a possibility to leverage its experience serving Protection companies and as a worldwide options supplier to supply strategic suggestions to the Air Pressure resolution makers to attain these targets,” the corporate wrote.
Additional, Lumen stated it might work with the DAF following a Contractor Owned/Contractor Operated (COCO) mannequin to outline clear tools transference again to authorities possession at nominal or no value to the federal government.
“The COCO mannequin locations the whole value allocation on the certified distributors who perceive service contracts and learn how to function inside this setting,” Lumen wrote.
“With clearly outlined statements of targets and incentivized service degree agreements, a COCO mannequin method will ship on the necessities of the DAF whereas driving continuous innovation.”
The partnership with the DAF comes months after Lumen uncovered a possible state–sponsored info–stealing operation concentrating on SOHO staff.