NGA posts GEOINT Tradecraft Suite RFI

On January 5, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) issued a request for information (RFI) for GEOINT Tradecraft Suite (GTS). Responses are due by 12:00 p.m. Eastern on January 21.

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is both a Combat Support Agency (CSA) of the DoD and a member of the United States Intelligence Community (IC). As a CSA, NGA provides critical support to the national decision-making process and the operational readiness of America’s military forces. As a member of the IC, the NGA mission is to provide timely, relevant, and accurate GEOINT in support of National Security objectives, while remaining operationally within a fluid, unconventional domain.

NGA, in support of the Analytic Services (AS) Integrated Program Office, is seeking information on how an interested contractor could sustain the current GEOINT Tradecraft Suite (GTS) program, while continuing its development in terms of new capabilities, additional repositories, enhanced business intelligence and metrics, and system-to-system integration with other enterprise applications.

NGA has successfully assumed the community leadership in developing the knowledge management platform for GEOINT tradecraft. Furthermore, by building out a complete pilot program for GTS and moving it into an Operations and Maintenance (O&M)  mode, the current program has established the governance necessary to run a successful development program, complete with a release train management process based on the Analysis Statement of Capabilities (ASOC) , the Analytic Tradecraft Guidance (ATG), and other analytic and NGA stakeholder guidance that links this program both to an Intelligence Community requirements-driven paradigm, and to an associated budgeting process.

Moving forward, continued software and repository development will be required in an O&M environment, as well as in a Research, Development, Test and Evaluation mode for developing new capabilities based on enterprise strategy, emerging analytic requirements, and technology opportunities as they are identified. NGA also expects future information sharing through GTS with other IC partners that need access to the GEOINT enterprise corpus of knowledge.

Full information is available here.

Source: SAM