Defense intelligence bets billions will buy brains (or at least smart insight)

Defense intelligence bets billions will buy brains (or at least smart insight)

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Hudson Senior Fellow Rebeccah Heinrichs and Lt. Gen. Robert P. Ashley Jr. of the Defense Intelligence Agency field questions from the audience following the keynote address and discussion on May 29. (Photo: Courtesy of Hudson Institute)

WASHINGTON — Will $17.1 billion buy intelligence? We may soon know.

Documents provided to TMN show the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) approving spending $17.1 billion over the next decade to gather “timely, objective and cogent military intelligence to warfighters, defense planners and defense and national security policy makers.”

The money will be divided among 16 companies to support DIA operations under the “Solutions for Intelligence Analysis 3” contract, the documents show. The 16 companies were chosen from 29 submitting bids and were given a five-year base contract with another five option years.

“This contract will provide worldwide coverage, support and assistance to the Defense Intelligence Agency by delivering timely, objective and cogent military intelligence to war fighters, defense planners and defense and national security policy makers,” the award announcement read.

The winning companies are:

  • AE Systems Technology Solutions & Services Inc., Rockville, Md.
  • Bluehawk LLC, West Palm Beach, Fla.
  • Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Va
  • CACI Inc. – Federal, Arlington, Va.
  • Calhoun International LLC, Tampa, Fla.
  • Celestar Corp., Tampa, Fla.
  • CSRA LLC, Falls Church, Va.
  • Edge Analytic Solutions LLC, McLean, Va.
  • Fulcrum IT Services LLC, Centerville, Va.
  • Invictus International Consulting LLC, Alexandria, Va.
  • Leidos Inc., Reston, Va.
  • Mission Essential Personnel LLC, New Albany, Ohio
  • Preting LLC, Alexandria, Va.
  • SOS International LLC, Reston, Va.
  • The Buffalo Group LLC, Reston, Va.
  • Vencore/Perspecta, Chantilly, Va.

“Work will be performed at contractor facilities and at government facilities in multiple locations in the continental U.S. and overseas with a start date of Aug. 5, 2019, and an estimated completion date of Aug. 4, 2029,” according to the document.

According to its website, the DIA “provides military intelligence to warfighters, defense policymakers, and force planners in the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community.”

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