AFRL to host VIPER Industry Day
On April 9, the Air Force Research Laboratory posted an invitation for its upcoming Virtualized Intelligence Platform Engineering and Research (VIPER) Industry Day. Attendees must register by May 7; the event will be held on May 15.
AFRL will be conducting a Pre-Solicitation Meeting/Industry Day for the VIPER acquisition. The purpose of this meeting is to provide interested companies/entities with an overview of the VIPER contract, promote an early exchange of information, and provide an opportunity for both the Government and Industry to gather more information prior to the DRAFT Request for Proposal (RFP) and RFP being issued. A general session will be held as a morning event on Tuesday, 15 May 2018 for interested parties to obtain information from the Government Program Managers and Contracting team. The program management and contracting team will also be hosting 30-minute private appointments on 15 May 2018 (1:00pm – 4:00pm) and, only if necessary, 9:00am to 12:00pm on 16 May 2018. Indicate if a 30-minute private appointment is desired.
The Air Force Research Laboratory, Information Directorate, Rome NY (AFRL/RI), has a requirement for performing specialized software research, software development, integration, deployment, familiarization, testing, installation, maintenance, and lifecycle support. 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.
There will be a concentration 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, assessment and authorization, 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, and technical documentation.
For the aforementioned requirements, the Government anticipates award of a single-award, Indefinite-delivery, Indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract with Cost Plus Fixed-Fee (CPFF) task orders.
Full information is available here.