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Re: Director Database Marketing (Herndon VA US)

  • From: Stephen Wolff
  • Date: Fri Sep 04 11:10:34 1998

SRI lost to NSI in a competitive procurement run by DISA, and SRI turned
over the database to NSI as a consequence.

The DISA contract with NSI only covered USG-related material (e.g., .GOV,
.MIL), so NSF and DISA executed an agreement under which NSI would convert
and maintain *all* of the database in return for a month-to-month payment
of (memory's a bit hazy here) $20k, while NSF prepared, issued, and
executed a competitive solicitation for NIC services for non-USG customers
- including .EDU, obviously but also .COM.

When the dust settled on the peer-reviewed and competitive NSF
solicitation, NSI had won the registration piece; this avoided yet another
transfer of the non-USG-related part of the database to the winner.

-s




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