Army posts DCGS-A CD2 update
On March 2, the U.S. Army posted an update regarding the DCGS-A Capability Drop 2 (CD2) acquisition.
The Army is currently conducting a second phase of market research to validate the CD2 requirements through product demonstrations. Invitations have been sent out to those companies who have been asked to participate. The Government is also planning to make the Product Demonstration Plan and DCGS-A Test harness available to all interested parties. If you would like a copy please send your request, including CAGE Code to the POC’s on this RFI (Chris Laird and Shaun Cronen).
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.