Army posts RFI for PD ARL ISR support
On June 21, the U.S. Army posted a request for information for Expanded Sustainment Support to PD ARL for Emitter and Sensor Upgrades (Solicitation Number: W56KGY17DELINT). Responses are due by 4:00pm EDT on July 5.
Engineering, operations, and logistics support, program management, system engineering, property accountability, testing, program security, information assurance, sensor operations, and field service support are capabilities that are being performed by Adams Communication, Engineering and Technology (ACET) for the PD ARL under the PD ARL Sustainment Support (PASS) Contract No. W15P7T-10-D-D420/KZ01 (R23G). The PASS supports various projects in the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) area, aimed at improving collection and exploitation of Modern Signal types, both in development of capabilities for these new signal types and in improving techniques for exploitation, and migrating those advances onto new platforms to assist the Warfighter.
The Government has an ongoing requirement to upgrade and advance key technologies for robust intercept and exploitation of modern Communications Intelligence (COMINT) Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) and Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) targets. The required activities include investigative and algorithmic studies, system architecture definition, prototype demonstration efforts and evaluation activities.
The requirements include modifying an existing Army Modern Signals collection system to bring the sensor into Joint Interface Control Document (JICD) 4.1/4.2 compliance. Existing JICD 4.1/4.2 interfaces, geolocation techniques and reporting schema already in-place for the TOS4 (Reverse Link) RL signal will be utilized where possible in order to maximize The Next Generation (TNG) network compatibility. This effort is to bring a currently fielded Army Modern Signals collection system into JICD compliance with respect to its TOS4 RL intercept capability. The contractor shall develop and implement interfaces to perform sensor queuing/control and common database capabilities to provide coordinated operation of selected representative Modern Signals and conventional SIGINT, IMINT, and GMTI sensor systems. Database interfaces to existing capabilities will be provided to support automated data-mining and predictive analysis techniques for rapid operator alerts and cross-sensor cueing in real-time response to emerging threat scenarios. The contractor shall be required to have a TOP SECRET Facility Clearance with TOP SECRET safeguarding capability. The contractor will require access to COMSEC information, Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), Non-SCI Intelligence information, NATO information and For Official Use Only (FOUO) information. The contractor will require access to Security/Program Classification Guide(s) (SCG) which are listed in the 254. The contractor will require access to the SIPRNET and JWICS, but this access will be at Government facilities only.
Full information is available here.