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NASA Hosts Industry Day to Discuss IT Infrastructure Acquisitions

By SpaceRef Editor
June 26, 2008
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NASA Hosts Industry Day to Discuss IT Infrastructure Acquisitions

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, July 23, NASA will host an Industry Day to discuss upcoming agency-wide acquisitions for the Information Technology (IT) Infrastructure Improvement Program, or I3P. The program strategically will procure information technology infrastructure services for NASA.

The meeting will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, in Washington. To attend, interested parties must register online at the I3P Web site:

Attendance is limited to two people per registered organization. Registration closes July 21. Journalists interested in attending the meeting should contact David Steitz at 202-358-1730 or by e-mail at by July 21.

NASA plans on procuring services for the I3P through several component acquisitions. These may include infrastructure applications services, including Web hosting and Web content management; communications services, or networks, including telecommunications, video and data services; data center services, such as data housing, hosting and storage services; end-user services, including desktops, laptops, cellular phones and PDA’s; and business applications services for NASA.

At the meeting, NASA will discuss I3P acquisition plans, describe IT infrastructure requirements at NASA’s centers, and solicit input on the agency’s strategic IT approach from industry. NASA will establish a list of interested parties, introduce key government personnel and identify their roles and responsibilities.

Throughout the acquisition process NASA will be posting updates to the I3P acquisition, including questions and answers, on the I3P Web site. For more information about NASA and agency programs, visit:

SpaceRef staff editor.