CONTRACT AND BUYERS GUIDES: PEO EIS DLS

6.0 Distributed Learning System (DLS), Newport News, VA
Mission
Product Manger (PdM) DLS acquires, deploys and maintains worldwide distributed Learning [(dL) -online courseware] to ensure our nation’s Soldiers receive critical training for mission success.

Description
Soldier readiness necessitates on-demand training. DLS is the infrastructure that delivers dL and is breaking old training paradigms by bringing training to the Soldier anywhere, anytime, 24/7. Using state-of-the-art technology, DLS streamlines training processes; automates training management functions; delivers training using electronic means; and enables military and civilian personnel, training developers, training managers, unit commanders and training noncommissioned officers (NCOs) to access training using the Web.

Distributed Learning provides the Army with the capability to obtain the state of readiness necessary to accomplish the Army’s mission and contributes to quality of life by increasing stability for both Soldiers and civilians in their personal and professional lives. DLS is dedicated to providing a quality dL system to all Army components in the most expeditious and cost-effective manner possible.

DLS is responsible for fielding multiple training systems simultaneously - the success of each program directly impacting the Army’s ability to meet its training mission. To date, DLS has trained over 1.4M Soldiers through one of the five components it supports.

DLS Components.

* Digital Training Facilities (DTFs) at more than 100 installations worldwide, provide video tele-training, computers, faxes, printers and high-speed Internet connections.
* Enterprise Management Center (EMC) provides connectivity and technical support to all DTF users and managers, and houses the ALMS.
* Army Learning Management System (ALMS) delivers training, manages training information and provides training collaboration, scheduling, and career planning capabilities.
* Army e-Learning is the primary method for satisfying Army workforce IT requirements. Army e-Learning provides free access to over 2,600 Web-based information technology, foreign language (Rosetta Stone), business, leadership and personal development courses.
* Deployed Digital Training Campus (DDTC), principally used to train Soldiers on foreign soil or remote locations, is a mobile, networked system of workstations, servers, and ancillary equipment which allows connecting to the world wide web via satellite communication.

The components that make up DLS bring the Army one step closer to achieving its goal of providing “one-stop-shopping” for training information and resources.
      Website: www.dls.army.mil
      Telephone: (757) 369-2900

7.0 DoD Biometrics – Fort Belvoir, VA
Mission
Project Manager (PM) DoD Biometrics, will design, engineer, develop, acquire, deploy and sustain an enterprise biometric system, configurable for multiple operational mission environments, enabling identity superiority across the Department of Defense (DoD).

Description
scanBiometrics provides the ability to capture, transmit, store, share, retrieve, exploit and display biometric data from multiple targets.  Biometric data includes measurable physical data or behavioral characteristics that can be used to uniquely identify an individual, such as handwritten signatures, iris scans, fingerprints, facility recognition, voice recognition, thermal signatures and DNA samples. DoD collects, references and analyzes biometric data, along with associated information, to support timely individual identification or verification, enabling mission elements such as force protection, intelligence, logical/physical access control, identify management/credentialing, and interdiction.  The PM DoD Biometrics Office provides biometrics support to the global war on terrorism (GWOT), including mission threads such as counter intelligence, Iraqi security force screening, detainee operations, cache and post-IED incident exploitation, intelligence operations, presence operations, local population control, seizure operations and base access control, with a PM Forward organization in Iraq and a Biometric Cell in Afghanistan.  The program’s vision is to provide responsive, accurate and secure biometrics anytime, anyplace, protecting the nation through identity dominance.  PM DoD Biometrics will transform the current environment, which is based on legacy stovepipe pilot programs, Advanced Concept Technology Demonstrations (ACTD) and Rapid Equipping Force (REF) projects, to an enterprise system-of-systems staged architecture composed of strategic, operational and tactical components:

* Multi-modal storage and matching (fingerprint, palm, iris, face)
* Service-Oriented Architecture – with End-to-End Feedback
* Management Portal
* Watchlist Capability
* Formalized 24x7 Help Desk
* Enterprise Latent Examination Approach
* Continuity of Operations (COOP)
* Interoperability with FBI and DHS Systems
* Integration with the National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC) Biometric Intelligence Repository (BIR)PM DoD Biometrics’ system-of-systems approach will capitalize on a mix of existing capabilities and new systems to achieve identity dominance, identity management and identity protection.

DoD Biometrics programs and systems are described in paragraphs below. 
      Telephone:  (703) 806-0538 / DSN: 656

7.1 Biometric Collection Devices (BCS)
The Product Director (PdD) DoD Biometric Collection Devices will design, engineer, develop, acquire, deploy, operate and sustain an automated system for base access that enrolls, screens, badges and verifies third country and local nationals requiring access to U.S. or other controlled installations in hostile and austere environments.

The PdD DoD Biometric Collection Devices will provide a level of interoperability that will enable the operators to access, retrieve and match a person’s biometric or DoD access card information to that in accredited databases.  Collection devices will be flexible to support varying communications methods and protocols and to support collection of multiple modes of biometrics, biographic information and contextual information.  The collection systems will be capable of providing near-real-time matching (retain, capture, release) to include matching against a current watch list, as well as submitting Biometric Service Requests for matching from theater and authoritative biometric sources.

Products and Services

* Biometric Identification System for Access (BISA)
* Biometrics Common Hardware and Software (BCHS) (formerly the Family of Systems (FoS)

7.2 Biometrics Enterprise Systems (BES)
The Product Manager (PdM) Biometric Enterprise Systems will design, engineer, develop, acquire, deploy and sustain an enterprise biometric system enabling identity superiority across the Department of Defense.

The Enterprise System will support core functional areas of the DoD Biometrics Process, including Collect, Match/Store, Reference/Analyze, Share and Act.  These functions provide the ability to establish a biometric-based identity to meet DoD mission needs in operations and business processes.  The Biometrics Enterprise system-of-systems staged architecture includes strategic, operational and tactical components.  The system will be capable of multi-modal storage and matching of fingerprint, palm, iris and face.  The service-oriented architecture will provide end-to-end feedback and integration of external links to other systems and will enhance interoperability with external biometric collection and intelligence systems, including, but not limited to, the FBI Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) and the DHS Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT).

Products and Services

* Next Generation Automated Biometric Identification System (NGA)
* Biometric Automated Toolkit (BAT)


8.0 Force Management System (FMS), Newington, VA

Mission
Product Director (PdD) FMS is designing, developing and deploying an integrated Force Management System that will establish accurate, consistent and timely force structure information to the Army force management community.  FMS directly supports the Director of Force Management in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, (G-3/5/7) and its mission of managing and allocating manpower and force structure information; documenting unit models (requirements) and authorizations over time; and providing organizational and force structure solutions in support of the Army’s transformation towards the Future Force.

Description
The project consists of replacement of the four current systems currently being used by the Force Management community (Requirements Documentation System, client-server), the Army Authorization Documentation System (TAADS, WINTAADS, WEBTAADS), Force Builder/SACS, and Structure and Manpower Allocation System, client-server (SAMAScs). The development of RDScs and SAMAScs represents an interim step in the integration process, these systems have been removed from expensive and manpower intensive mainframe operations and re-located to client-server platforms, providing cost and manpower savings to the Army. The FMS incorporates Common Software Development tools, design and development standards, complying with DoD and Army architecture standards. It provides for browser-based Web accessibility, on-line transaction processing and online analysis processing capability to users in the community with approved access. The integrated system will provide consistent and standardized data, incorporating government and industry standards for security. The design also provides for online data warehousing of archive data and streamlined system maintenance.

Products and Services
The Army’s Force Management System will provide the means for the Force Management community to support the Army Staff and proponents to capture requirements, authorizations, document organizational structure, allocate manpower and change the Army as envisioned by Army leadership. Standard output products from FMS will include: Master Force File, Manpower Budget File, Consolidated TOE Updates data, Table of Organization and Equipment, Modified Table of Organization and Equipment, Table of Distribution and Allowances, Structure and Composition, LogSACS, and PerSACS. The database will contain the capability to assign unique “identifiers” to each asset and billet within a specific organization; this capability supports the Organizational Identifier concept. Implementation of this capability will greatly increase the flexibility of Army planners to select and then track task-organized forces as they deploy.
      Telephone: (703) 428-0668 / DSN: 328

9.0 Installation Management Systems – Army (IMS-A), Fort Belvoir, VA
Mission
Provide Army personnel with IT that improves efficiency and provides standardization for day-to-day functional business processes associated with the Army community.

Description
Project Director (PD) IMSA is responsible for several systems geared toward installation and facilities management.

Products and Services

* Installation Support Modules (ISM) consists of five discrete modules focusing on activities including in/out processing of Soldiers, personnel locator services, Soldier transition processing, management of Soldier educational records, and management of organizational clothing and individual equipment.  IMS-A designed, developed and fielded ISM to facilitate the execution and operation of specific installation level functional business processes and to provide standardized software applications for use throughout the Army.  Modules/Applications include: Central Issue Facility; Education Management Information System; In/Out-Processing; Personnel Locator; and Transition Processing.
* Range Facility Management Support System (RFMSS) is a standard integrated automated management system to assist Army and Marine Corps installation commanders in scheduling and managing their firing ranges and training areas.
* Virtual Interactive Processing System (VIPS) will transform the USMEPCOM business model from a paper-based, manpower-intensive process to a paperless, virtual interactive environment by 2012.  IMS-A is serving as the Material Developer for the VIPS effort supporting the US Military Entrance Processing Command (USMEPCOM).  Approved to begin Milestone B activities, efforts are underway to document the driving business processes that VIPS will encompass.

     Websites: http://www.eis.army.mil/imsamepcom.asp; http://www.mepcom.army.mil
      Telephone: (703) 806-0500 / DSN: 656

10.0 Information Technology Systems (ITS), Pentagon/Arlington, VA
Mission
Project Director (PD) ITS’ mission is to renovate and modernize all Pentagon voice, data and video systems in support of the Military Services, the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), and Department of Defense (DoD) command and control (C2) and operations centers.

Description
The U.S. Army is the executive agent for the renovation and modernization of Pentagon information technology (IT) systems and infrastructure in conjunction with the comprehensive Pentagon Renovation. PD ITS is charged with performing this $1.3 billion initiative on behalf of the Army.

In coordination with the Pentagon Renovation and Construction Program Office (PENREN), ITS is overhauling renovated Pentagon-tenant organizations’ incompatible IT systems and implementing modern, network-centric systems and infrastructure to support the Pentagon as an enterprise. Specifically, ITS is renovating the Pentagon’s voice, data and video systems to provide the building’s 25,000+ workforce, the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the Military Service Operations Centers, and the C2 community with: a Universal IT design and configuration for all Pentagon office space;  structured and documented wiring and cabling; modernized, integrated command and operations center infrastructure; common physical IT infrastructure; and a centrally managed communications and information backbone architecture.

In addition, ITS provides IT design and implementation support to the Pentagon’s Command Communications Survivability Program and the Alternate Sites Program (external sites throughout the National Capital Region) to provide world-class, secure IT infrastructure for the national defense headquarters, C2 and operations centers, and senior decision makers.

Currently, ITS is engaged in the renovation of the Pentagon’s Wedge 3 area. ITS has already hit a high point with its efforts in Wedge 3, recently completing the Basement Consolidated Server Room (B-CSR), which users blade-server technology to consolidate data from 25,600 legacy servers into a 3,000 square-foot space. The legacy servers originally occupied more than 64,000 square feet of space in the Pentagon, and 40,000 square feet of space has already been returned to tenant organizations as a result of the B-CSR.

ITS will continue to work in close coordination with PENREN to renovate the Pentagon for the next 50 years through the 2010 Congressionally mandated deadline.

Capabilities include:

* Networks and infrastructure implementation and integration
* Systems engineering integration
* Command center systems and infrastructure
* Network management security engineering
* Enterprise services - backbone, voice, information centers, messaging
* Pentagon consolidated technical control and alternate technical control
* C2 and business ADP
* Network systems management center
* Consolidated radio and server room facilities
* Testing and quality assurance
* Swing space engineering

     Website: www.eis.army.mil/ITS.asp
      Telephone: (703) 614-9979 / DSN: 223

 

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