AFRL posts final RFP for VIPER
On September 14, the Air Force Research Laboratory posted the final Request for Proposal for Virtualized Intelligence Platform Engineering and Research (VIPER) (FA8750-18-R-0002).
The following Presolicitation Notice (FA8750-18-R-0002) for Virtualized Intelligence Platform Engineering and Research (VIPER) is modified to become the Solicitation Notice (FA8750-18-R-0002) and includes the following changes:
This amendment incorporates the Final Request for Proposal (RFP) and Questions and Answers (Q&A), received from Industry based on the draft RFP, dated 09 August 2018. Please see list of attachments below:
- RFP Cover Letter _ VIPER
2. Final RFP: FA8750-18-R-0002 _ 14 September 2018
3. Q&A with Industry _ 14 September 2018
i. These are questions and answers based on the draft RFP, dated 09 August 2018.
4. RFP Attachment 7 – CROSS REFERENCE MATRIX, dated 08 August 2018.
5. RFP Attachment 12 – PAST PERFORMANCE QUESTIONNAIRE, dated 28 June 2018.
6. RFP Attachment 13 – COST PROPOSAL PRICING TEMPLATE, dated 24 August 2018.
As stated before, the List of Registered Parties had been continually updated on an as needed basis prior to the release of the RFP. The Government does not intend to update the List of Registered Parties now that the Final RFP has been released. The latest version of the List of Registered Parties, dated 29 August 2018, is included in the Final RFP as Attachment 6.
The Air Force Research Laboratory, Information Directorate, Rome NY (AFRL/RI) has a requirement to perform specialized software research, software development, integration, deployment, familiarization, testing, installation, maintenance, and lifecycle support activities. This effort will enable research, enhancement, and maintenance of Multi-Level Access (MLA) data, information, processes, and systems. MLA solutions are a type of Cross Domain (CD) system that provides authorized users the ability to securely access data from multiple security domains from a single client device, while protecting the security domains from unauthorized access or malicious attack. Concentration will be placed on enhancing a current MLA solution (SecureView), researching and developing new MLA technologies, and supporting these solutions to meet current and rapidly evolving intelligence needs of the Air Force (AF), Department of Defense (DoD), and Intelligence Community (IC).
As MLA requirements continue to evolve, consistent and rapid research, development, enhancement, and sustainment of SecureView and new applications will be required. Focus areas include lifecycle functions and phases to include studies, analyses, designs, development, enhancements, integration management, configuration management, and testing of existing and new systems transitioning into an operational environment, software/hardware installation, certification and systems/network administration and operation. The effort will result in the availability of a scalable, certified MLA system to be utilized by the AF, DoD, and IC agencies for increased security across multiple domains, accredited for operation at different classification levels within high-security environments. Anticipated deliverables include software, hardware, technical documentation and technical reports.
Full information is available here.