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DSA Awarded $3.5M Multi-Year Task Order from Air Force Communications Agency.

DSA (1) (Directory Server Agent) An X.500 program that looks up the address of a recipient in a Directory Information Base (DIB), also known as white pages. It accepts requests from the Directory User Agent (DUA) counterpart in the workstation.  to Support AFCA's Enterprise Migration Strategies Team

FAIRFAX, Va. -- Data Systems Analysts, Inc. (DSA), a recognized leader in the provision of information technology support to government and industry, today announced the award of a $3.5M multi-year task order from the Air Force Communications Agency The Air Force Communications Agency (AFCA) is a United States Air Force field operating agency of the Office of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer. The agency was established on June 13 1996 and is headquartered at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.  (AFCA AFCA American Football Coaches Association
AFCA Air Force Communications Agency
AFCA Area Fuel Consumption Allocation
AFCA Antique Fan Collectors Association
AFCA American Fan Collectors Association
AfCA African Counselling Association
) under the Air Force Network-Centric Solutions (NETCENTS NETCENTS Network-Centric Solutions (US Air Force) ) Award Schedule.

The purpose of the Air Force NETCENTS contract is to provide Air Force, Department of Defense (DoD) and other Federal Agencies a primary source of networking equipment/product supply and a means of system engineering, installation, integration, operations, and maintenance for a family of DoD-adopted, commercially standardized networking solutions that are interoperable with Air Force, Joint, and DoD Standardized Networking Technical Architectures.

"This is a significant award for DSA," stated Doug Wagoner, DSA Senior Vice President and General Manager. "DSA understands the significance of this program to the Air Force, and we are very proud to have been selected to support AFCA's Enterprise Migration Strategies Team."

DSA will initiate programmatic and technical support to the AFCA Enterprise Migration Strategies Branch (ECSS ECSS European Cooperation for Space Standardization
ECSS Expeditionary Combat Support System
ECSS Exalted Carrier Single Sideband
ECSS EOS Common Spacecraft Specification
ECSS Enhanced Cruise Support Systems
ECSS Equipment Communication Subsystem
) as a subcontractor to Multimax of Herndon, Virginia Herndon is a town in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The population was 21,655 at the 2000 census, which makes it the largest of three towns in the county.[1] History , an enterprise IT and communications services firm. DSA will be responsible for assisting AFCA in forming and capturing the concepts necessary to create an Air Force net-centric environment, updating Global Combat Support System (GCSS GCSS Global Combat Support System
GCSS GEWEX Cloud System Study
GCSS Global Command Support System
GCSS Ground Combat Support Systems
GCSS Graphite Core Support Structure
) documents and specifications, and assisting in migrating functional applications to the Global Combat Support System (GCSS) AF Framework.

The GCSS Combatant Commanders/ Joint Task Force (CC/JTF) was developed by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA 1. (body) DISA - Defense Information Systems Agency.
2. (standard) DISA - Data Interchange Standards Association.
) to respond to the operational concept of Focused Logistics articulated in Joint Vision 2010, subsequently reinforced in Joint Vision 2020. Focused logistics is the fusion of logistics information and transportation technologies for rapid crisis response, deployment and sustainment, the ability to track and shift units, equipment and supplies, and the delivery of tailored logistical packages directly to the Warfighter.

In addition, DSA will lead efforts for the GCSS-AF GCSS-AF Global Combat Support System - Air Force
GCSS-AF Global Command Support System - Air Force
 Functional Requirements Review Integrated Process Team (IPT IPT - IP Telephony ), to include conducting requirements data collections, consolidating data, data requirements analysis, review and development of specifications and working action items.

AFCA was chosen to be the Lead Command for GCSS-AF, which provides an integral and interoperable family-of-systems standard approach for systems development operations and maintenance, throughout the Air Force. It provides combat support users with a single logon access via the AF Portal, linkage to integrated cross-functional combat support information in near real time, enterprise security solutions, the ability to leverage software components for economy and rapid development, decision tools, and an open standards common architecture approach. GCSS-AF and the AF Portal will be leveraged to implement many enterprise service capabilities.

About DSA

DSA provides strategic, secure, mission critical IT solutions to government and industry through three focused divisions: DSA Federal, DSA Life Science, and DSA Commercial. The company has over 40 years experience in systems and software engineering and integration services, specializing in enterprise-wide information technology solutions. DSA is a leader in program management, information security and regulatory compliance. Office locations: Philadelphia, PA (headquarters), Washington, DC, NY Metro and Mid-West. For more information, please visit or call toll free to 1-877-422-4DSA.
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