AF DCGS to host ADReSS Industry Day

The AF DCGS program office is hosting an Industry Day on 3 May 2021, to solicit feedback from interested industry representatives in support of the program offices market research efforts for the future ADReSS IDIQ contract.

This market research will help to identify potential sources that possess the expertise and capabilities to support this multiple award contract and meet the requirements of the ADReSS effort. Responsibilities under ADReSS would include: software/hardware development, testing and evaluation, integration, fielding, hardware/software procurement, Cybesecurity, and SME support as well as conducting Studies/Quick Reactions in support of future requirments. The capabilities developed/procured under the ADReSS contract vehicle will be utilized to support the Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT), Multi-INT, and Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) capabilities for the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System (AF DCGS). This support will be leveraged in order to meet the below objectives of AF DCGS Program Office:

  • Rapidly Deliver Capability to the Warfighter through the development of an Open Architecture, Government Ownership, System Agnostic Applications, Hybrid Cloud, Modernization of Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) workflow and user interface, an finally linking with emerging NGA, National, and commercial Imagery.
  • Rapidly integrate new data sources and improve data quality through enabling access to additional data sources such as new/upgraded sensors, Cyber Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR), Operational Reconnaissance (OPSRECCE), Space, and Publically Available information.
  • Improve synchronization of DCGS Process, Exploitation, and Dissemination (PED) through the development of new/updated capabilities for the platform, sensors.
  • Create a robust data discover and information sharing environment through increased enterprise communication capability, a flexible coalition environment, access to national mission partner (NMP) tools, enterprise storage, cross domain communication, and a common data fabric
  • Deliver Multi-INT analysis, machine learning, and artificial intelligence capabilities through the development of applications and services to support problem-centric analysis, leveraging Intel Community Partner tools/capabilities as well as Commercial and government off-the-shelf analytics. Building a structured observation management, object based production, forensics, algorithmic warfare, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Furthermore optimize analytical environment (real-time and content driven) through the integration of Cyber ISR, OPSRECCE, Space, OPIR, and Publically Available information.
  • Build a more effective and efficient weapon system while lowering the cost of ownership/sustainment through the centralization of specialized processing, consolidating enterprise services, virtualization, hub-based and ondemand data access. Linking with emerging NGA, national and commercial imagery architectures. Expanding intelligence community and commercial cloud usual, real time system health and status awareness/insight. Enable remote software change management, maintenance, and upgrade.
  • Improve the cyber resiliency and robustness of the weapon system through the structured application of the application of the SAFe Agile and Risk Management Framework (RMF) practices and processes while increasing resiliency, real time system and network assessment, responsive patching and cyber protection, and ensuring valid and current accreditations.

The ADReSS team invites companies interested in the ADReSS effort to this industry day in support of our Market Research. We welcome collaboration with industry to critically review our requirements and discuss mutual issues and concerns relative to our technical requirements. On the morning of, we will convene an open session for general discussion on issues and concerns. Beginning that afternoon, we will schedule one-on-one sessions with each vendor interested in discussing specific issues and concerns relative to their company’s interests. These closed door sessions will last 30 minutes. Additional sessions will be conducted throughout the week. Each vendor will be allowed 15 minutes of presentation time or they may spend the entirety of their time posing questions to the Government. Please remember that your time is limited and that presenting could pose an obstacle to having organic conversations between industry and the Government. Sessions will be scheduled on a first come-first-served basis.

Interested parties are highly encouraged to attend the Robins’ Command and Control Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C2ISR) ADReSS Industry Day that is scheduled for May 3, 2021 at 9:00am EST.

Full information is available here.

Source: SAM