DoD NETWORX TRANSITION
James Clatterbuck is the DOD Network NS2020-EIS Transition Manager at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions, “EIS”, is GSA's 15-year, $50 billion, next-generation telecommunications and IT infrastructure contract. This government-wide contract vehicle provides all federal agencies with mission-critical telecommunications infrastructure and IT services and is a key element of the government’s IT Modernization initiative. “EIS” is especially important and timely to the Administration as they are implementing government-wide plans to modernize all of the government's IT and telecommunications infrastructure while also improving security across all layers of the infrastructure. The capabilities included in EIS are essential to agencies meeting those infrastructure and security requirements. Clatterbuck plays a critical role as DISA’s lead and advocate of this “EIS” transition and IT modernization initiative.
Clatterbuck was DISA’s designee and a key participant at the ACT IAC’s inaugural Network Modernization Forum held in June 2018. At this well-attended government-industry event, Clatterbuck, and a host of designees from GSA, FAA, VA, SSA, DHS, DOI, Treasury and other agencies, weighed in on their respective “EIS” strategies and plans. They discussed their planned modernization efforts, contract transition, future strategies, proposed acquisition templates, and success stories where modernization efforts have already been accomplished. Through discussions with government and “EIS” contractors, the forum provided the opportunity to rethink and plan early transformational approaches to IT networks that can lead to efficiency, agility, improved performance and cost reductions. Clatterbuck was at the center of those important discussions. He reinforced GSA’s message about the “need for urgency” with the sheer volume of anticipated “EIS” solicitations. Clatterbuck noted that DOD was readying dozens of “EIS” fair opportunity solicitations for release. Clatterbuck and his comrades also conveyed the importance of organizational plans on post-award management and budgeting for expenses and dual operations and a leadership team that is involved and supportive of change. Overall, Clatterbuck and his colleagues concluded that agencies must get serious with their plans, resources, leadership attention and proper project planning.
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As the EIS journey continues, these leaders noted that modernization is a journey, not a destination. They recognized the need to be open to change because the environment will change along the way. Clatterbuck’s leadership and active engagement in “EIS” planning, in this important Network Modernization Forum and other government/industry discussions, have reinforced the importance of his role on the success of “EIS” transition at DISA.