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Information Technology Acquisition

The three peer institutions of the Naval Higher Education Information Technology Consortium (NHEITC); the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), the Naval War College (NWC), and the United States Naval Academy (USNA) have had a 12 year collaboration to enhance the consortium’s employment of Information Technology (IT) towards meeting the mission needs of the three member institutions.

The NHEITC is partnering in a strategic IT sourcing solution that will result in a shared 5-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Multiple Award Contract (MAC). This approach, as a leading strategic solution for the NHEITC, will provide for a common pool of resources from which to draw for similar services at each institution. This common pool of resources approach will allow the NHEITC schools to best secure their respective .edu networks with complementary overarching security solutions, alternate the institutional leads for the variety of projects both near and long term, create economies of scale, eliminate redundant services, and demonstrate a project driven environment with responsible budget management. In time, as candidate IT services between the NHEITC schools are identified and further migrated to the Cloud, the three member institutions may be able to further pool contract support and create more economies of scale through a flexible control of efforts and resources.

The NHEITC institutions require technical support in 14 critical categories: applications, computer network defense, learning management systems, multimedia educational technologies, virtualization, network and infrastructure maintenance, network engineering, enterprise architecture, service center services, client hardware and lab services, enterprise information, system architecture, system administration, and visualization services.

The NPS located in Monterey, California supports the Department of Navy (DoN), other military branches, and foreign military services with postgraduate education for military and civilian personnel. NPS also provides significant research capabilities to the Department of Defense (DoD). The Information Technology And Communications Services (ITACS) department at NPS is the centralized information technology service provider for the University. ITACS’ mission is to provide technology and communications support for the NPS core mission of teaching, research, and service to the DoN and DoD, and to provide voice, video, and data infrastructure as mission-crucial enablers of innovation and experimentation within the educational enterprise.

The Naval War College (NWC) located in Newport, Rhode Island, provides Professional Military Education and Joint Professional Military Education, and helps the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) define the future Navy, its missions and roles, support combat readiness, and strengthen maritime security cooperation. The Information Resource Department (IRD) is the NWC’s centralized provider of information technology services. The mission of the IRD is to provide day-to-day support of the NWC in IT, Video and telecommunications support.

The United States Naval Academy (USNA) located in Annapolis, Maryland is the DoN’s undergraduate college for preparing young men and women to become professional officers in the Navy and Marine Corps. The Information Technology Services Division (ITSD) is the centralized information technology service provider for the institution. ITSD’s mission is to develop, manage and integrate technology and communications support for the USNA core mission of moral, mental and physical development of approximately 4,500 midshipmen and 2,500 faculty and staff.

As announced on July 14, 2017, the following contractors were awarded five year indefinite delivery indefinite quantity type contracts to support the NHEITC IT requirements:


Contract Number


Creek Technologies Company





John Sanders


Epsilon, Inc.





Peter Penzell 


Invictus International Consulting, LLC





April Jackson


DirectViz Solutions, LLC





Kathrine Wikstrom


Logistics Systems Incorporated (LSI)





Jane Green

Henry Jennings

Kevin Schmitt

Bob Bukoski


Metters Industries, Inc.




Adrian Myrie

Robyn Marshall

El-Mehdi Marhoum


Evanhoe & Associates, Inc.




Martha Pendergrass


Innovative Management Concepts, Inc. (IMC)




Rick Nichols



Advanced Onion, Inc.




Valerie Linhoff


Metova Federal, LLC




Duane Jahner


Network and Simulation Technologies, Inc. (NETSIMCO)



Tom Rossi