NGA needs interpreters with Top Secret clearances to translate for deaf employees and visitors

American sign languageThe National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has a requirement for a contractor that can supply sign language interpreters who can work with NGA employees and visitors at both its Springfield, VA, and St. Louis, MO, campuses.

The chosen vendor must be able to provide American Sign Language / English interpreting; Contact Sign Language (Pidgin Signed English) / English transliterating, tactile / close vision interpreting and oral transliterating, says a solicitation issued by the agency on April 7.

The contractor will also be required to maintain a minimum of 21 interpreters with Top Secret, Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS//SCI) clearances.

“The Contractor must be familiar with Deaf culture and various modes of sign language communication and sign language interpreting techniques,” says the notice.

NGA envisions a small business set-aside award for this interpreting work. Responses are due to NGA from prospective vendors by May 5.

Further information is available from Gregory Laws, at 571-557-2445 or