DLA Directorate of Intelligence posts RFI
On January 31, the Defense Logistics agency released a request for information (RFI) for Security Applications for the Directorate of Intelligence. Responses are due by 12:00pm Eastern time on February 21, according to FedBizOpps.
The Security Division within the Directorate of Intelligence manages the Personnel Security, Information Security, Operations Security, Industrial Security and Foreign Disclosure program. Further, the Intelligence Division handles counterintelligence, Insider Threat, and Special Security Officer duties for the Agency as a whole.
DI required a single system or integrated suite of applications to perform their mission essential functions. At this point, all systems utilized to perform security actions are not integrated. They are also a mix of applications and SharePoint sites for data storage. The current applications and systems have borne out inefficient processes that place extra work on each specialist handling a transaction.
The security systems for handling personnel security, special security operations (SSO), foreign travel, and foreign contact reporting are not integrated. This creates inefficient processes and can lead to insider threat issues being missed or not reported. Inefficient processing of personnel security actions can delay hiring actions and impact fill rates. The SSO is currently using a spreadsheet to manage the SCI eligibility and indoctrination status of Agency employees. Finally, the integration of several security processes with the HR process for managing personnel would streamline many actions.
Developing an integrated system would speed up processing times, increase coordination between security and counterintelligence professionals on issues of a CI or Insider Threat nature, and reduce the process timeliness by at least 50% within the Personnel Security section. It would further all the DLA SSO to record SCI information and indoctrination data into a system of record. Efficient processes lead to process improvement. Process improvement in this case will allow DI to improve services in other disciplines by taking the workload savings and transferring it to another discipline.
DI requires an application that can correlate civilian personnel data from the Defense Civilian Personnel Data System (DCPDS) into an individual record whereby the security information can be input. Further, the new enterprise solution will document and store military and contractor data. The system should have the following capabilities:
Data storage capability to upload and maintain personnel security files
Foreign travel documents, adjudication documents, foreign contact reports, and indoctrination documents
Reporting function to extract information on processing timelines, pending actions, and suspense data
A dashboard to give quick look data to senior leadership on pending and completed actions
Accredited to be placed on the DLA network so security professionals around the globe can easily access, view, and modify records as required
Permissions based system with a hierarchy that allows DI to determine who can access what types of records and information, and who can edit those records
Full information is available here.