DHS posts C4I systems support RFI
On July 12, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) posted a request for information (RFI) for C4I Systems Maintenance Support and Enhanced Services. Questions are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern on August 3, and responses are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern on August 14.
CBP, Air and Marine Operations, is performing Market Research to determine available sources who can provide contractor-furnished resources, capabilities, technical assistance, and suitable facilities to support the Air and Marine Operations Center (March ARB, CA) and Caribbean Air and Marine Operations Center (Puerto Rico) C4I technology: Air and Marine Operations Surveillance System (AMOSS). AMOSS is the designated system utilized to facilitate Air and Marine Command and Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I).
The Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance System (ISR Systems) is the designated C4I system that supports the AMOC video analytics and utilities for AMO air missions. The AMOSS and ISR Systems provides surveillance data which supports the DHS/CBP/AMO/AMOC mission. AMOSS Data sources include, but are not limited to Global Positioning System(s) (GPS), datasets from various sensors to include plot data, video, track data, and air/marine movement data. AMOSS extends both nationally and internationally with locations in Mexico supporting Mexico Naval Secretariat (SEMAR), Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA)/Integrated Air Surveillance System (SIVA), Federal Police (PF). Additional international support is planned and expected to extend into Canada.
ISR Systems data includes data feeds generated from Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance Systems (ISR). ISR consists of interconnected software utilities and computer systems providing CBP with the network to allow mission support data to be shared between CBP analysts, field operations and operational decision makers. ISR provides the network for sharing data between systems onboard Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), Ground Control Station (GCS), CBP manned aircraft, the operations centers and the Office of Intelligence (OI) Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (PED) Cells. ISR operates out of the CBP Air and Marine Operations Center (AMOC), located in Riverside, CA.
The mission of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO) / Air and Marine Operations Center (AMOC) is to protect the American people and the nation’s critical infrastructure through the coordinated use of integrated air and marine forces to detect, interdict and prevent acts of terrorism and the unlawful movement of people, illegal drugs and other contraband toward or across the borders of the United States.
This RFI is to acquire professional expertise necessary to maintain and support a diverse assembly of integrated sensors, air movement data, data processing, video data and telecommunications systems relating to the Air and Marine Operations Surveillance System (AMOSS) and the Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems (ISR Systems) that is designated as the Air and Marine Command and Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) systems. The AMOSS and ISR Systems include a mixture of hardware and software applications necessary to operate at peak efficiency, 24 hours/365(366) days a year, to include weekends and holidays.
Full information is available here.