On July 21, the Virginia Contracting Activity, on behalf of the Defense Intelligence Agency, posted a sources sought notice for Online Training Software Engineering. Responses are due no later than Friday, July 28.
The DIA Chief Information Office (CIO) has the need to be on the forefront in technology and Information Technology (IT) engineering to continue to ensure the efficacy of the crucial intelligence mission. As the DIA IT transformational strategic plan moves forward, even further emphasis on these critical skills for DIA officers will take center stage. Massive reductions in contractor workforce processing these skills also underline the importance of obtaining this skillset for DIA officers.
For the aforementioned reasons, DIA/CIO is seeking a fully accredited academic provider to deliver online courses in software systems engineering at the graduate level.
Since the program is the working adults, DIA/CIO requires that international cadre be actively employed or have been actively employed in the software systems engineering area, either in government or in the private sector, and not be purely focused on theory. Instructional cadre must also be U.S. citizens and agree to an FBI background check.
It is also required that the academic institution providers accept previously earned credits from other accredited institutions with the same course content.
The Sources Sought Notice is to gain knowledge of interest, capabilities, and qualifications from interested vendors. This notice neither constitutes a Request for Proposal(RFP), nor does it restrict the Virginia Contracting Activity (VACA) to the ultimate acquisition approach.
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