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Re: Director Database Marketing (Herndon VA US)

  • From: Jim Fleming
  • Date: Fri Sep 04 12:02:47 1998

-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Wolff <swolff@cisco.com>
To: William Allen Simpson <wsimpson@greendragon.com>; nanog@merit.edu
<nanog@merit.edu>
Date: Friday, September 04, 1998 10:17 AM
Subject: Re: Director Database Marketing (Herndon VA US)


>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.
>


You might also note that Jon Postel and Joyce Reynolds
were listed by NSI as "NSI subcontractors" on the NSI proposal.
Some would note that it would be almost impossible to
not win with Jon Postel's name on the proposal. That
appears to still be the case today.


Jim Fleming
Unir Corporation - http://www.unir.com








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