U.S. Cyber Command planning $460M IDIQ RFP in September
- By Matthew Weigelt
- Aug 10, 2015
The U.S. Cyber Command plans to set up a five-year, $460 million multiple-award contract to provide it and the Cyber Mission Force with cyber operations and planning support.
In September, the General Services Administration will release a request for proposals, on USCYBERCOM’s behalf, for the multiple-award indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract.
Work will include directing the operations and defense of the Department of Defense Information Network (DODIN) while also conducting a full-spectrum military cyberspace operations.
The USCYBERCOM’s IDIQ will require companies to have capabilities, knowledge and expertise in the range of technologies, training and exercises, and business areas needed to support the command’s mission. The IDIQ will also include cyberspace operations, planning, research and development, testing, and evaluation services.
More specifically, the core disciplines will include:
- Business administration and program management.
- Cyberspace operations, such as providing technical expertise to assist in planning, coordinating, and synchronizing of agencies’ operations.
- Cyberspace strategic planning for managing and integrating USCYBERCOM and Cyber National Mission Force joint exercise and training programs.
- All-source intelligence, which includes analyzing information gathered from human, signal, and imagery intelligence, maintaining databases, and turning the information into actionable intelligence.
- Capability management and development.
- Cyberspace training and exercises.
- IT and communications.
- Engagement activities.
- Assessments for research, analysis, development, and coordination of strategy, policy, and doctrine for cyberspace operations at the national, DOD, U.S. military services, and command level, and national governmental non-DOD policy level.
These disciplines will include command, control, communications, computers (C4) intelligence, and cyber mission support, and elements of the DODIN and Joint Information Environment in support of the USCYBERCOM.
GSA issued the advance notice Aug. 7.
Matthew Weigelt is a freelance journalist who writes about acquisition and procurement.