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Full Steam Ahead for I3P
New procurements under NASA's IT Infrastructure Integration Program (I3P) are shaping up. I3P is NASA's program to provide Agency-wide management, integration, and delivery of information technology (IT) infrastructure services to support mission success. I3P focuses on consolidating NASA's infrastructure services in the areas of Web services, Integrated network and communications services, Enterprise applications, End-user services, Enterprise data center, and Agency Service Desk. The Enterprise Applications Service Technologies (EAST) contract was awarded last October and began operations on Feb 1, 2011. The Agency Consolidated End-user Services (ACES) contract was awarded in December 2010, but is currently under protest. ACES will be the replacement for the Outsourcing Desktop Initiative for NASA (ODIN). The U.S. Government Accountability Office has 100 days to issue an opinion; an answer is expected in late April. The NASA Shared Services Center continues to set up the Enterprise Service Desk and Ordering System to serve as the consolidated help desk and self service Web site for the new contracts. The NASA Integrated Communications Services (NICS) and the Web Enterprise Service Technologies (WEST) contracts continue their work in evaluating proposals, a selection is expected in the coming months. When it is all completed, this Agencywide effort will better enable the NASA mission, improve security, and gain efficiencies.