Deputy under secretary of defense needs assistance with geospatial mapping and analysis

DISDI cropped square WEBThe acquisition directorate of the Washington Headquarters Services is gathering capabilities statements from companies that claim the ability to assist the deputy under secretary of defense for installations and environment by providing geospatial mapping and analytic expertise.

The selected vendor would provide program support to the Defense Installation Spatial Data Infrastructure (DISDI), specifically including data and systems architecture configuration management, says a “sources sought” document issued on January 22.

“Comprised of people, policies, and practices, DISDI offers a new approach for integrating geospatial efforts across the Defense facilities to better support DoD’s strategic goals and the DoD Business Enterprise Architecture,” explains a DoD fact sheet. “DISDI develops geospatial standards and policy to enable sharing and interoperability of geospatial data at all levels of installation management, while ensuring that I&E’s information infrastructure is aligned with DoD’s net-centric strategies.”

“The potential sources should have specific depth of knowledge of the standards listed in the registry of the National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG Standards Registry)…,” says the DoD document.

The potential contractor must demonstrate high proficiency with commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) GIS software (e.g., ESRI ArcGIS, ERDAS Imagine), as well as a demonstrated ability to develop customized code using the ESRI ArcGIS 10.x software package.

Interested candidates are asked to send their capabilities statement (a maximum of three pages) by February 7.

Further information is available from Susie Lee, a contract specialist, at 703-545-9004 or