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Army kicks off work on networking intel systems

The Army has a plethora of intelligence systems based at the Aberdeen Proving Ground that need to be networked together and a new request for information starts to lay the groundwork for a contract to do just that.

The systems fall under the Army Project Manager Intelligence Systems and Analytics (PM IS&A) at Aberdeen, according to the RFI.

Because the intelligence systems need to connect to a network they will need to achieve Authority to Operate from an Authorizing Office. This includes Defense Department and intelligence community authorizations.

The Army is looking for support with risk management framework oversight and cybersecurity engineering efforts such as design, implementation, fielding and training of cross-domain solutions.

Some of the information they want from respondents includes past performance with the risk management framework and experience with cross-domain solutions.

The Army also is looking for feedback on the type of contract to develop and they want respondents to recommend the type of contract they want, such as firm-fxed price, cost-plus fixed-fee, or cost plus incentive fee.

Responses are due Oct. 18.

The RFI doesn’t name the systems to be network but the PM IS&A develops intelligence solutions for the warfighter. It lists several systems on its website such as the Intel Fusion Server, Tactical Server Infrastructure, and the Geospatial Intelligence Workstation.

It also oversees the Distributed Common Ground System-Army.

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Sep 21, 2021 at 1:35 PM

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