White House CIO looks for Contractor to Help with App Development

White House CIO looks for Contractor to Help with App Development

The new Chief Information Officer at the President’s Executive Office and is now looking for a contractor to help the White House with development, deployment, and management of all IT applications.

Roger L. Stone, the new CIO has posted the request for information on Monday contract of an “omnibus” vehicle which covers the host of IT application right from planning to maintenance.

The office is looking for a primary contractor for five-year indefinite-delivery with the highest quality. As per  a notice posted Friday to FedBizOpps , Office is ready to lend the contract to the vendor who can “provide application services from inception to production support.”


The scope of the working document covers seven functional areas:

•          application program management and product management

•          application development/engineering, design, and integration

•          application administration, operations, and support

•          security

•          assurance and testing

•          quality assurance and testing

•          application licenses and subscription

The outline of the document provides an idea on the requirements of the app development method like the agile software development cycle and security practices. And the document also offers little insight into kind of the application that is to be developed.

White House CIO looks for Contractor to Help with App Development
White House CIO looks for Contractor to Help with App Development

There are few clues left here and there in the document like the scope includes work on commercial off-the-shelf and government-built tools for web platforms, case management software, database management and decommissioning older apps under the development and design heading.

The most precise work planned in the documents is “app development related work required for the presidential transition, such as app reset/initialization, user management, and administration as required by the government.

So, now the office is looking to gather information on the list of vendors who are in interested in bidding on this opportunity and the scope of work before issuing the final request for proposal.

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