DHS issues RFI for fusion center secure room sustainment
On February 19, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) released the following request for information (RFI) for fusion center secure room sustainment (Solicitation Number: RIIA-15-00040). Interested vendors should note that capability statements are due no later than 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on February 26, 2015.
The need to share actionable, timely and relevant classified information with State and major urban area fusion centers (fusion centers) is one of the top priorities of DHS. In support of this initiative, I&A has deployed intelligence analysts and the Homeland Secure Data Network (HSDN) to fusion centers throughout the United States and U.S. Territories. HSDN is the U.S. Government’s primary non-defense, Secret level classified information network. To facilitate HSDN deployments, a space within the fusion center must be certified under the requirements outlined in the “State, Local, and Tribal Security Construction Standard for Open Storage Areas” (Attachment A) in accordance with Executive Order 13549, Classified National Security Information Program for State, Local, Tribal and Private Sector Entities.
There are currently 79 primary and recognized fusion centers and 2 sensitive compartmented facilities (SCIF) that compose the National Network. Fusion Centers are designated by the governor of their state, in accordance with the Federal Resource Allocation Criteria policy, which defines objective criteria and a coordinated approach for prioritizing the allocation of federal resources to fusion centers. The SCIFs are sponsored by the Under Secretary, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security. The Federal Government recognizes these designations and has a shared responsibility with state and local governments to support the National Network. As part of that shared responsibility, fusion centers receive support from federal partners in the form of deployed connectivity to federal systems, such as HSDN.
Additionally, existing fusion centers may re-locate to newly acquired facilities for a variety of reasons (lease expiration, outgrown current space, co-locate with other state assets, etc). Resulting in the installation of a new alarm system or relocating the existing system. In either case, every effort must be made to effectively coordinate the transition to ensure no lapse in service.
Lastly, I&A must retain the ability to respond to and remedy trouble calls associated with the physical security of the space, specifically install and repair X-09/10 High Security Locks, GSA Certified Security Containers and NSA approved shredders, and fund annual alarm maintenance and monitoring costs necessary for the proper protection and safeguarding of Classified National Security Information.
The DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) requires contract support services to maintain equipment and alarm maintenance and monitoring services to ensure that these secure rooms throughout the United States and U.S. Territories meet federal security standards for continuous certification as Open Storage Secret facilities for the deployment of classified information technology systems continue to meet the physical and Administrative Security standards are established in E.O. 13526, “Classified National Security Information,” and its implementing Directive, 32 C.F.R. Part 2001 and; E.O. 13549 “Classified National Security Information Program for State, Local, Tribal and Private Sector Entities,” and its implementing Directive. Maintenance shall include Door/Door hardware, Alarm Systems, Secondary Access control systems (card readers, proximity readers, cipher locks, etc.) and High Security Locks (X-09/10 and/or LKM 7000) GSA Certified Security Containers and NSA approved shredders as directed by the COR with final approval from the CO.
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