AFRL releases Virtualized Intelligence Platform Engineering and Research RFI
On September 20, the Air Force Research Laboratory released a request for information for Virtualized Intelligence Platform Engineering and Research (RFI-RIKD-16-06). Responses are due no later than 3:00pm (ET) on October 14.
AFRL/RIKD is conducting market research for a potential requirement. Please note this Request for Information (RFI) is for planning purposes only. The information obtained from responses to this notice may be used to inform a future acquisition strategy and solicitation, should one be issued.
The Government is seeking sources capable of performing specialized software research, software development, integration, deployment, familiarization, testing, installation, maintenance, and lifecycle support activities as further described in this RFI. 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.
During this effort the Contractor will concentrate 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, recommendations, enhancements, integration management, configuration management, testing and evaluation 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: technical engineering throughout all aspects of the system and software lifecycle; technical, programmatic and gap analysis; prototype development; system and program administration; site support; and security engineering as well as computer software, documentation, engineering and security reports, installations analysis and support, and operations, maintenance, and system administration services.
Full information is available here.