Air Force posts DCGS RFI
On January 24, the U.S. Air Force posted a request for information for Enterprise Collaboration Capability (ECC) for Air Force Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS). Responses are due by February 22, according to FedBizOpps.
The primary purpose of ECC is for Air Force DCGS Enterprise communications users who utilize various communications methods in the execution of tasked intelligence missions. The ECC consists of voice, video, textual, and collaboration communications tools and applications. The ECC will be a secure, accreditable, non-proprietary, open architecture enterprise level solution that provides the required voice, video, textual, and collaboration communications capabilities the operators require to execute Air Force DCGS operations which unlike the current communications capabilities which are proprietary, legacy, redundant, and limited in ability.
The ECC solution will provide the secure, open architecture foundation and layered communications capabilities that run on the open architecture hardware and used enterprise services, enabling seamless addition of other enterprise communications capabilities while removing legacy systems. The solution shall run on open architecture and make use of enterprise services. It shall be compatible with systems outside of Air Force DCGS that work directly with Air Force DCGS in execution of mission operations. Also, sufficient bandwidth across the Air Force DCGS enterprise must be in place to accommodate these communication requirements.
Full information is available here.