IT Acquistions

The following series of posts will offer discussion and ideas about making military information technology programs successful. I’ve been on both sides of the Department of Defense Acquisition process for over twenty years. Multiple articles and personal experience shows that even ‘successful’ IT programs usually miss the mark, most often by trading performance to mitigate […]


IR Technologies has developed the SAFEBETS™ (Systems Analysis For Expeditionary Enterprise and Transformational Systems) methodology to reduce the risk and cost of DoD enterprise business systems (e.g. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems) and their remote user communities.  Many major ERP systems or custom business systems fail one or more of the triple constraints of project […]

Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN)

IR Technologies provided core program, engineering, logistics, life cycle sustainment, and other acquisition task support to Product Manager Marine Corps Network and Infrastructure Services (PdM MCNIS), Program Manager Information Systems and Infrastructure (PM ISI), Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC). PdM MCNIS was responsible for executing over $450 million a year in program funding in support […]

Marine Corps Tactical Wireless Logistics (MCTWL)

IR Tech responded to a requirement initiative from the GCSS-MC Program Manager to design and execute a small-scale operational pilot to test for some of the challenges Operating Force Marines could face with an Oracle E-Business Suite Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation.  The challenge was to test if current and future ERP capabilities could be […]

Marine Corps Logistics IT Portfolio Management Support

IR Tech led efforts to shape the Marine Corps Logistics IT portfolio by definition of management processes and procedures to govern the Marine Corps Logistics IT Portfolio, Global Combat Support System-Marine Corps (GCSS-MC) sub-portfolio.  In doing so, we leveraged a high-level direction provided by the Department of Defense Directive Number 8115.01 “Information Technology Portfolio Management”, […]