Navy posts SABER draft RFP
On June 19, the Naval Sea Systems Command posted the Draft RFP for Situational Awareness, Boundary Enforcement and Response (SABER) Computing Hardware Production for Surface Ships (Solicitation Number: N0002418R4203). Comments are due by 4:00 p.m. Eastern on July 3.
The Naval Sea Systems Command is hereby issuing a draft RFP for industry comment for a period of 2 weeks. Particular attention is directed to the Quantity Band Table in Section B, Note C.
The Navy intends to procure electronics equipment for use in providing cybersecurity related defenses on board surface Navy ships. The Navy is internally developing a Government owned cybersecurity computer program operating environment and cybersecurity related software applications. The Navy intends to procure computing platforms from industry to host this operating environment and other cybersecurity computer program applications, which will be termed the Situational Awareness, Boundary Enforcement and Response (SABER) Computing Hardware suite. The SABER Computing Hardware is required to be developed in four different types of SABER equipment suite units:
Situational Awareness, Boundary Enforcement & Response (SABER) racks
Boundary Defense Capability (BDC)/Distributed Packet Collector (DPC) Variant “A” units with built- in displays
Boundary Defense Capability (BDC)/Distributed Packet Collector (DPC) Variant “B” units without built-in displays,
Out of Band Network Switch (OOBNS) Units
Full information is available here.