AFC posts cyber battle lab draft RFP
On August 6, the U.S. Army posted a draft solicitation to industry for the Cyber Battle Lab Experimentation Support for the Cyber Battle Lab (CBL), Cyber Capabilities Development Integration Directorate (CCDID), Future Concepts Center (FCC), United States Army Futures Command (AFC), Fort Gordon, Georgia. Comments and questions are due no later than 11:00 a.m. Eastern on August 12.
This is a non-personal services contract to provide Experimentation Support for the Cyber Battle Lab (CBL), Cyber Capabilities Development Integration Directorate (CCDID), Future Concepts Center (FCC), Army Futures Command (AFC), Fort Gordon, Georgia. The Government anticipates a maximum ceiling value of $65M over the life of the CBL Single Award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (SAIDIQ). The Government will not exercise any supervision or control over the contract service providers performing the services herein. Such contract service providers shall be accountable solely to the contractor who, in turn is responsible to the Government.
The CBL is the proponent organization within the CCDID, FCC, AFC for concept development and experimentation in support of all areas of Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) to include Cyberspace Operations (CO), Electronic Warfare (EW), Department of Defense Information Network – Army (DODIN-A), and Information Advantage (IA). The mission of the CBL is to provide overall direction, oversight, vertical and horizontal integration of CO, DODIN-A, EW, and IA activities focused on the development of a Multi-Domain Operations (MDO) Force (2028 – 2035) for the Army as defined by the Army Modernization Strategy (AMS), guided by the Annual Mission Guidance (AMG), and sanctioned by the AFC. The Future Force Modernization Enterprise (FFME) is the unifying construct that will tie multiple line of effort together to accomplish this goal.
The CBL’s responsibility in the FFME is to develop, leverage and assess technologies that enhance the Army’s ability to practice the art and science of CO, DODIN-A, EW, and IA. The CSA signed the Army Multi-Domain Transformation on 16 March 2021 directing Cyberspace Operational Concept and Capability Experimentation as one of the Army’s priorities.
This contract will support the CBL mission to provide experimentation support to the CCDID with dynamic network experimentation integrated with CO, DODIN-A, EW and IA through the Cyber Battle Lab’s Experimentation Branch (EB), Environments Support Branch, and the Battle Lab Collaborative Simulation Environment (BLCSE). The CBL Experimentation Support contract will provide support in the form of experiments, assessments, analyses and network support that will validate proposed new technical solutions to resolve known Doctrine, Organization, Training, Material, Leadership & Education, Personnel, Facilities – Policy (DOTMLPF-P) capability gaps within the CO, EW and IA force modernization lines of effort.
The contractor shall support the CBL mission with experimentation support that includes cutting-edge systems engineering, satellite support, analysis, prototyping, assessments, systems administration, network engineering, information assurance, model development, and distributed simulation network operations and security center services. Experimentation support shall include both analytical and systems engineering support in the planning, setup, design, accreditation, execution, data collection, equipment integration, equipment configuration, technical procedure manual development and formal written reports based on analysis of event results.