Army posts 3rd RFI for DCGS-A Capability Drop 2
On January 30, the U.S. Army posted a third request for information for DCGS-A Capability Drop 2. Responses are due no later than February 20.
Army Contracting Command – Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG) in support of the Program Executive Office Intelligence, Electronic Warfare, and Sensors (PEO IEW&S), Project Manager Distributed Common Ground System-Army (PM DCGS-A), is conducting market research to identify commercial items to satisfy current DCGS-A requirements pertaining to United States (U.S.) Army’s DCGS-A Fixed Site facilities. The Government invites all business and academic organizations to respond to this RFI notice.
Additionally, the Government intends to conduct a market research product demonstration in accordance with this RFI. The Government will not pay any costs resulting from attendance or participation at the market research product demonstration. Only contractors that respond to this RFI are eligible to participate in the market research product demonstration, which is for market research purposes only. The Government won’t award any contracts as a result of the market research product demonstration.
AN/FSQ-209(V)1, commonly referred to as the Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A) Intelligence Processing Center Version 1 (IPC-v1), is the battlefield intelligence system that hosts DCGS-A software at US Army Fixed Site facilities. It provides fully integrated and timely intelligence on the battlefield. The DCGS-A IPC-v1 is the core framework for a worldwide distributed, network centric, system-of-systems architecture that conducts collaborative intelligence operations and production. The system is housed in the DCGS-A Fixed Site facilities and consists of privately hosted servers and storage arrays.
This RFI is focused on identifying commercial items to upgrade/replace the DCGS-A IPC-v1 enterprise data warehouse component, also known as the “Brain”, as well as introduce several additional analytics and system management functions. Specifically, Capability Drop (CD) 2 focuses on the modernization and enhancement of the DCGS-A data warehousing capabilities resident at Military Intelligence (MI) Operations Battalions supporting Army Service Component Commands (ASCCs) by providing a scalable solution that provides an adaptable Data Management Architecture (DMA), automated analytics, and common core services.
Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Capability Manager – Foundation (TCM-F) has developed, in conjunction with the Intelligence Center of Excellence (ICoE), a draft Capability Drop requirements document outlining the operationally relevant requirements for DCGS-A’s enterprise data warehouse and analytics capability.
Full information is available here.