NAVWAR posts SHARKCAGE presolicitation
On June 29, the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR), in support of the Program Executive Officer for Command, control, Communications, computers, & Intelligence (PEO C4I), Program Manager Warfare, Information Assurance and Cyber Security Program Office (PMW 130)
intends to issue a Full and Open competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) for the procurement of SHARKCAGE Total Solution. Comments and questions are due by 3:00 p.m. Pacific on July 19.
SHARKCAGE is the U.S. Navy’s DCO Analysis Enclave and is the means by which to achieve cyberspace detection-in-depth for maritime forces afloat and ashore. SHARKCAGE is the mechanism by which units, groups, and fleets will gain an attack sensing and warning (AS&W) capability from C4I networks – as well as indicators/warnings from combat systems, Hull, Mechanical & Electrical (HM&E), and
Navigation networks; as well as how Commander, Task Force 1020/Navy Cyber Defense
Operations Command (NCDOC), SOCs, FIOC-DCOs etc., will achieve unity of effort and
economy of force across the Navy’s DCO forces. This is considered to be a new
requirement, NOT a follow-on.
The Government anticipates issuing a single-award Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite
Quantity (IDIQ) contract. The contract will include one five-year base period and one five-
year option period. The Government anticipates utilizing a Contract Line Item Number
(CLIN) structure supporting Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP), Cost-Plus-Incentive-Fee (CPIF), Cost-
Plus-Fixed-Fee (CPFF), and Cost-only pricing.