NGA posts RFI for Integrated Collection Management System
On May 29, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency posted a request for information in support of its Integrated Collection Management System (ICMS) (HM0476-18-Q-0026). Responses are due by 2:00 p.m. Eastern on June 19.
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is seeking information on the development of an Integrated Collection Management System (ICMS) in support of NGA’s GEOINT Broker initiative. The ICMS will optimize assignment of National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG) requests for content or services to the various GEOINT suppliers that can satisfy those requests, to include commercial providers. ICMS is a decision tool that balances the benefit of capabilities with the cost, capacity and competition for limited resources. ICMS shall contain business rules and algorithms to determine allocation of requirements to capability providers in order to maximize intelligence value. The goal of this pilot program is to demonstrate the allocation of content orders to the right supplier at the right time by utilizing automation and advanced analytics to achieve an efficient GEOINT Broker capability, based on the economic theory and principles of stable matching markets.
NGA is developing the GEOINT Broker concept to provide GEOINT customers a decision advantage by delivering the right information from an expanding array of GEOINT content and services providers within required timelines to meet user’s needs. GEOINT Broker expands NGA’s role as a value-added agent for Intelligence Community customers and users. The Broker acts on behalf of users to proactively identify, filter, assess and match the rapidly expanding and diverse set of sources and suppliers to find the content and services to best meet the users’ needs. Broker services will manage the GEOINT supply chain and develop content strategies for GEOINT market execution via the Supplier Interaction function. Within Supplier Interaction, suppliers will act on Market Orders to generate and provide content to be exposed for user consumption.
The purpose of this ICMS pilot program is to demonstrate the critical functions of an efficient and dynamic stable matching market, such as the ability to assign needs to suppliers in the required matching time period, execute an end-to-end content tasking order with GEOINT content and service providers, and provide a visualization of the order management workflow. This pilot program will require the research and development of stable matching market algorithms and tools for effective automated management of the GEOINT supply chain as a more efficient and effective alternative to traditional mathematical programming or commodity markets.
Full information is available here.