On October 23, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency posted a request for information on cloud-based full motion video and moving target indicator services. Responses are due by 3:00 p.m. Eastern on November 22.
The National Geospatial„lntelligence Agency (NGA) is soliciting ideas from industry on best practices/approaches to serve full motion video (FMV) and moving target indicator (MTI) data from an Amazon Web Services (AWS) -based cloud computing environment. In particular, NGA is looking for information on FMV ‘Discovery’, ‘Playback’, ‘Produce’, and ‘Clipping’ capabilities that are compatible with the Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise (IC ITE) Commercial Cloud Service (C2S). In addition, NGA is looking for information on MTI track generation, alerting, ingest and catalog, discovery and retrieval and dissemination in C2S.
NGA intends to close down its current traditional data centers on Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet) that provide motion imagery and MTI services to customers. Currently stored data will be moved into AWS S3 buckets in an AWS-based cloud computing environment. Once the data is moved, motion imagery and MTI services are needed to allow users to continue their mission.
This RFI is being used by NGA to gather market research information that will be used to help identify best options to serve motion imagery and MTI to its user base. The results of this RFI will be used by NGA to determine whether or not a follow-on RFP to procure these capabilities will be generated. NGA seeks information from vendors and industry on software functionality associated with the Discovery, Playback, Produce, and Clipping of FM V and content and discovery services for MTI data/products hosted from an AWS-based cloud computing environment. Motion imagery and MTI services need to be standards-compliant so playback and exploitation tools can be used for users on thick and thin client workstations.
NGA is using this RFI to find information on components and practices that will enable the adoption of the motion imagery and MTI functionality described above and in Section 3.0. NGA’s preference is for information on components and practices that have already been proven in commercial and/or government environments that leverage cloud computing services.
Full information is available here.