NASIC unveils NOVASTAR RFP
On July 2, the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) released the NOVASTAR request for proposal (RFP). Proposals are due by 4:00 p.m. Eastern on August 31.
NASIC requires contract support for research, development, and sustainment of new and existing hardware, systems, and software capabilities enabling scientific and technical intelligence production for the United States Air Force (USAF), the Department of Defense (DoD) and National Level intelligence efforts. NASIC also requires contract support for the production of technical intelligence through collection, analysis, planning, processing, dissemination, archiving and associated activities for NASIC, the USAF, the DoD and National Level intelligence efforts.
The work provides agile and innovative resource capability supporting technical analysis in the Intelligence Community, turning innovation into intelligence products, and constantly improving productivity in technical analysis product generation. NASIC’s mission is to discover and characterize air, space, missile, forces, and cyber threats to enable full-spectrum multi-domain operations, drive weapon system acquisition, and inform national defense policy. Task Orders (TOs) will be awarded to perform work in and across these mission areas.
Provide intelligence support and perform scientific and technical intelligence analysis across NASIC missions (Air, Space, Cyber, Forces, Missiles) and disciplines (GEOINT, MASINT, SIGINT, HUMINT, OSINT, TECHINT) for strategic and operational planners, tactical operators, the acquisition community and policymakers through collection, analysis, planning, processing, dissemination, archiving and associated activities for NASIC, the USAF, the DoD and National Level intelligence efforts. These requirements support the creation, evaluation and analysis of intelligence data on foreign developments in current and future weapon systems, subsystems, and technologies.
The contractor shall conduct and apply research techniques to determine solutions to NASIC requirements. The contractor shall research capabilities, developments, event phenomenology, sensor responses, technologies, and process algorithms to enhance the NASIC scientific and technical intelligence analysis.