Army posts CENTAUR RFI
On July 14, the U.S Army Program Manager Intelligence Systems and Analytics (PM IS&A) issued a request for information (RFI) for Cross-Domain Enterprise All-source User (CENTAUR).
The Cross-Domain Enterprise All-Source User Repository (CENTAUR) is currently administered and managed by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), AFPEO Digital (AFLCMC/HB), Det 12(Kessel Run) which is located at Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts. However, Program Manager Intelligence Systems and Analytics (PM IS&A) will be assuming the management of this effort in 3QFY23 and is requesting responses to the questions contained herein. This RFI facilitates Government market research on capability and support for a content discovery/retrieval (CDR) – enabled cross domain security solution involving both U.S. and Coalition partner nations.
CENTAUR transparently extends Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) and DCGS Integration Backbone (DIB) interoperability across security domain boundaries and between coalition and US systems. This capability will continue to be supported until the DIB is displaced or is upgraded / augmented with the Common Data Fabric.
The PMO currently executes and manages an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to field, upgrade and support the CENTAUR system and operational infrastructure. The efforts under contract consist of hardware and software baseline configuration management and sustainment; installation, support and operations at locations around the world; and engineering support for test and evaluation, research and development, and enterprise activities.
The PMO intends to identify qualified industry partners that may meet future PMO cross domain CDR capability development, sustainment, operations and support needs.
The PM IS&A is seeking information on the system support, sustainment, modernization solutions or options for the current CENTAUR. The CENTAUR is a modern, modularized hardware and software Cross Domain Solution (CDS) User Repository that provides for machine to machine, cross-domain Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) sharing between US secure domains and coalition security domains.
The system currently meets National Cross Domain Strategy & Management Office (NCDSMO) Raise the Bar (RTB) Standards and is configured with the most up to date Raise the Bar (RTB) Cross Domain High Speed Guard (HSG) and Trusted Gateway Server (TGS) operating at the Top Secret, Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) level. Additionally, the system configuration includes the Coalition Data Broker (CDB) supporting the Coalition Focus Team (CFT)-aligned Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) Integrated Backbone (DIB) / Common Data Fabric (CDF) / Distributed Data Framework (DDF). Support is requested for continuation of the development, testing, and implementation of DIB/CDF/DDF coalition data sharing interoperability and interfaces, using existing coalition shared data servers (CSDs) on coalition domains to build interfaces based on the NATO STANAG 4559.
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