The Army’s been working for the past two years on a new process that’s designed to identify its technology wish list, get industry’s best offerings and send the results out to the field as quickly as possible.
The Army’s Network Integration Evaluation happens twice a year at Fort Bliss, Texas. The service briefed industry last week on what it’s looking for in the round of tests and evaluations scheduled to start this coming fall.
Paul Mehney is with the Army’s office of System of Systems Integration. In this week’s edition of On DoD, he fills us in in what the Army’s planning for the next NIE, and what it’s learned from the unorthodox testing and acquisition process so far.
On DoD focuses on the programs and policies that affect the Defense Department. Each week, Defense Reporter Jared Serbu speaks one-on-one and in depth with the people responsible for managing the inner workings of the federal government's largest department, and those who know it best.