AFRL posts GARDEM program RFI
On May 4, the Air Force Research Laboratory posted a request for information for the Global Application Research, Development, Engineering & Maintenance (GARDEM) program (Solicitation Number: FA8750-18-R-0001).
The Air Force Research Laboratory, Information Directorate, Rome NY (AFRL/RI), has a requirement to perform research, development, prototyping, integration, testing, demonstration, deployment and maintenance of innovative technologies and concepts in support for Global Application Research, Development, Engineering and Maintenance (GARDEM) software baselines.
GARDEM provides Air Force, Department of Defense, Intelligence Community (IC) and other Federal Agencies with a software toolkit that provides a general data visualization and analysis infrastructure for the analysis of temporal, spatial, entity, and association information, report generation, incident reporting, workflow, and query/search. Web-Enabled Temporal Analysis System (WebTAS) Enterprise (WE), Combined Information Data Network Exchange (CIDNE), and International Distributed Uniform Reporting Environment (INDURE) make up the primary software applications in the GARDEM toolset.
The flexible toolset architecture provides access to multiple data sources, data mining, information fusion, and collaboration tools that facilitate trend, link, pattern, and distributed analysis to support activity prediction and customer unique capabilities. This effort will perform research and development, design, analysis, studies, engineering, integration, test, evaluation and operations and maintenance support for current and new users of the GARDEM software toolset. Technical enhancements are needed to correct any identified shortcomings in the toolset and to provide additional capabilities, features, processes, and documentation. The enhancements will extend GARDEM toolset functions and provide more effective and efficient capabilities to meet the needs of the users.
Due to real world events, rapid software releases are required to maximize our technological capabilities at current and future deployed sites worldwide. Installation support will be needed to install the GARDEM toolset software and hardware, and train users at multiple sites throughout the world. For example, sites such as United States Central Command (USCENTCOM), which involve contingency operations and quick response to warfighter needs will require this installation support. Operations and maintenance actions will be needed to provide continued system maintenance to current customer sites and to the new sites after system installation. In the course of performance, the contractor will interface with various DoD and Government agencies through visits and electronic means, and technical visits that will take place at various sites, worldwide. Anticipated deliverables include software, hardware, and technical documentation.
If a solicitation is issued in the future, it is anticipated this will be a multiple award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee (completion & term) type contract with an anticipated ordering period of 60 months. Taking into consideration real world events constantly changing and unfolding, we presently contemplate the maximum ordering amount to be approximately $427,000,000.00.
Full information is available here.