MCIA issues geospatial support RFP
On May 6, the United States Marine corps issued a request for proposals (RFP) for geospatial support services. Proposals are due by 11:00 a.m. Eastern on June 7.
This requirement is for the provision of contractor services to support the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity (MCIA) with geospatial technical services to support integration and dissemination of geospatial information and intelligence products. The scope of this requirement is to assist in providing enhancements and technical support specifically to the MCIA’s Geospatial Support Services (GSS) section to provide a “one-stop shop” for data discovery, downloading, and sharing intelligence information on unclassified, Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNET), and Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS) network domains. The requirements that have been levied upon the MCIA will also include the continued development of an online portal and support to user troubleshooting, instruction, and product development capabilities.
As a component, service level intelligence center, the MCIA has a responsibility to provide data, products, and information to a wide array of military, Department of Defense (DoD), and Intelligence Community (IC) customers. Geospatial information requires a normalized and well understood architecture, with a skilled dissemination approach to ensure the widest possible delivery to the Operational Forces in a sustained and timely manner.
In addition to MCIA’s existing dissemination requirements, the Director of Intelligence (DIRINT), Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, has designated MCIA as the center-point for the Marine Corps Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Enterprise (MCISRE) which requires a robust enterprise. Included in that enterprise is an expected geospatial support requirement which will build upon what the MCIA has already developed and is likely to require new innovation. MCIA experienced requirement quantity growth under the previous period and this may be the case in the future.
Full information is available here.