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Category: ITES-3H


Why Securing Your Printers Matters for Government

Imagine you walk into your agency Monday morning to find the place in utter chaos. You quickly learn that a cyberhacker has infiltrated your agency’s IT systems and frozen every program and system. Access to financial systems: gone. Access to contract records: gone. Access to email: gone. Access to all of the documents and data […]

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TechSource Editor

September 20, 2016

ITES-3H

The DoD Business Case for IT Modernization

Recently the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) unveiled an IT modernization road map with the goal of managing rapidly changing environments and building in greater security. The plan, as laid out by DoD CIO Terry Halverson, outlines a vision for a department-wide operation system, data center consolidation, migration to the cloud and more. According to […]

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TechSource Editor

September 14, 2016

IT Modernization  •  ITES-3H

Preparing to Invest: How IT Supports Mission Success

With federal buying season in full swing, we’ve reached out to our partners and asked them to share their thoughts about the big federal IT investments that will be making an impact on how agencies address the latest IT trends. This week, we are featuring an article from Tom Rascon, the Chief Technology Officer for […]

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Tom Rascon

August 9, 2016

ITES-3H

The Evolution of ITES

The Army starting using its IT Enterprise Solutions contracts in 2003. At first, they were several small vehicles aimed at relatively narrow goals. More than a decade later, they have morphed into a set of major programs that provide the Army with most of its commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) IT hardware and software services. The two primary […]

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TechSource Editor

July 21, 2016

ITES-3H

How ITES-3H Enhances Cyber Security

Cyber security is becoming the top priority at most government agencies. The Army is no different. With cyberthreats steadily growing more sophisticated, the technology solutions deployed to counteract them are likewise becoming more complex. ITES-3H is set to be a major source of cyber security technology for the Army. From a security standpoint, the enterprise […]

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TechSource Editor

July 8, 2016

ITES-3H

Internet of Everything

Transformation doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time, commitment, and an understanding of the operational mission. Today, the Internet of Everything (IoE) is driving transformation by securely extending the network to the tactical edge and providing the Department of Defense (DoD) unprecedented access, agility, and capability. Download this white paper to learn: How to improve mission […]

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TechSource Editor

July 2, 2016

ITES-3H

Smart and Connected Bases

In an era of reduced resources, where does the USAF find the resources to modernize? That answer lies in the same technology that transformed the post WWII American industrial landscape, raising individual and industrial productivity to heights only dreamed of decades ago; that answer is Internet Technology and more specifically, its latest manifestation, the Internet […]

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TechSource Editor

July 1, 2016

ITES-3H

Internet of Everything: Capabilities for the U.S. Navy

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of uniquely identifiable physical objects or “things” embedded with electronics, software, sensors and connectivity. The opportunities for increased connectivity are greatly accelerating as the IoT rapidly grows with the number of connected devices projected to triple from 2014 to 2020. Download this white paper to learn: How […]

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TechSource Editor

July 1, 2016

Digitization + IoT  •  ITES-3H

ITES-3H Catalog

The ITES-3H contracts are multiple award, ID/IQ contract vehicles, specifically designed as the primary source of IT equipment to support the Army enterprise infrastructure and infostructure goals with a full range of innovative, world class IT equipment and solutions at a reasonable price. This ordering guide provides processes, procedures, and guidelines for purchasing.

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TechSource Editor

June 5, 2016

ITES-3H

CHESS ITES-3H Ordering Guide

These ordering guidelines contain the information needed to issue Delivery Orders (DOs) against the Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – 3 Hardware (ITES-3H) contracts. These contracts were awarded under the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act (FASA), the Clinger-Cohen Act, and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, which requires that the prime contractors […]

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TechSource Editor

June 5, 2016

ITES-3H

Small Businesses Play a Crucial Role in ITES Program

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TechSource Editor

June 4, 2016

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The Future of Procurement Practices and ITES-3H

It’s fair to say the Army, in concert with other military and civilian organizations, is in the process of changing its procurement practices to better reflect future, fast-changing demands. The old ways of buying IT and expecting that technology to be relevant for years is disappearing. This has implications for how government will use contracts […]

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TechSource Editor

June 3, 2016

ITES-3H

Information Technology Enterprise Solutions-3 Hardware

The ITES-3H Resource center on TechSource was established to provide education and information related to the IT Enterprise Solutions contract for government decision makers. The Army starting using its IT Enterprise Solutions contracts in 2003. More than a decade later, it has morphed into a set of major programs that provide the Army – and […]

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TechSource Editor

April 13, 2016

ITES-3H