DIA posts RFI, presolicitation conference notice for HELIOS IDIQ
The Defense Intelligence Agency posted a request for information and presolicitation conference notice for the HELIOS Research, Development, Operations and Exploitation IDIQ. Each contractor interested in attending the pre-solicitation conference must submit a registration request to government by 4:00 pm EST on January 20, 2017. All capability statements submitted in response to this RFI are due no later than 4:00 pm EST on February 2, 2017.
Virginia Contracting Activity (VACA) requires information pertaining to industry’s availability to provide innovative capabilities for the ground, aerospace, and maritime technical collection domains in order to enhance foundational intelligence; provide strategic warning; and inform R&D, acquisition, and operational activities. These services will support the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in execution of its Directorate for Science & Technology (DIA/ST) mission.
DIA’s S&T mission is to develop and deliver leading edge scientific and technical capabilities; lead and prioritize S&T enterprise programs that enhance analysis, collection, operations, and acquisition activities; and conduct specialized technical collection and exploitation activities in order to prevent strategic surprise. S&T works with the intelligence community, Combatant Commands (CCMDs), and other federal agencies to identify capability gaps; review requirements; develop both plans of action and programs of record to meet these gaps and requirements; develops and applies new capabilities based upon maturing and/or mature technologies; operationally assesses these new capabilities and either employs or transitions them.
VACA’s future request for proposal (RFP) will establish requirements for the award of multiple Indefinite Delivery/ Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts. The anticipated unclassified HELIOS scope of work includes support services in the following areas:
Sensor technology focus areas including Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT) and other technical collection approaches encompassing phenomena in radio frequency (RF), electro-optical (EO)/visible-infrared/multi-spectraI/Iaser, geophysical, nuclear radiation, material sampling and other means to provide information on targets of interest.
Cross-cutting technology areas such as unattended remote sensing, robotics, taggingtracking-locating, nanotechnologies, batteries/power, secure communications, data science, IT networks for special access programs, and data processing, exploitation and dissemination.
Mission areas including space situational awareness, foreign counter space threats, emerging threat systems in denied areas, special communications to include RF spectrum, mobile capabilities, cybersecurity (HW/SW assessments), vehicle telematics, Internet of Things (IOT), data exfiltration, and cross-domain rapid integration and prototyping. Systems life cycle support including material solution analysis (MSA), technology development (TD) / engineering & manufacturing development (EMD), production & deployment (P&D), and operations & support (O&S) for technical collection systems.
Full information is available here.