NGA posts RFI for new Olympus program
On December 19, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency posted a request for information for its Olympus program. All responses must be received by 12:00 p.m. on January 17.
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) in support of the GEOINT Information Office (ST) has a mission-critical need for a flexible, responsive development vehicle which aligns to both emerging technologies as well as an evolving operating model. NGA is soliciting ideas and input on how an interested contractor could provide support in the procurement of optimal solutions for open source services while delivering continuous development and continuous integration into the existing architecture at best value.
The Office of the Director for National Intelligence (ODNI) issued a directive for the National
Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), as the Functional Manager for Geospatial-Intelligence (GEOINT), to begin providing “Intelligence Community Integrated IT Environment (IC ITE) capabilities of common concern.”
Since 2014, NGA has led the implementation of GS in order to fulfill that ODNI requirement for customers within the National and Allied Systems for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG and ASG, respectively). GS are also considered a product under NGA’s GEOINT Broker initiative, specifically for Content Conveyance.
The GS mission is to revolutionize the delivery of geospatial content (data, products, knowledge, and services) and capabilities — when and where they are needed. It will help transform the way NGA operates in providing its customers the ability to find, get, use, and contribute these services on all domains, at all times, and in any mission environment. GS will promote and enhance GEOINT support to information integration throughout the Intelligence Community(IC) in keeping with NGA’s role as the Executive Agent and Provider of this Service of Common Concern (PSCC). The GEOINT Services Operating Model provides a workflow governing content integration, capabilities development, and capabilities integration.
Currently, the majority of GS development for user-facing services and applications is performed under the NRO-held OPTIMUS II vehicle. The Olympus program will be the successor vehicle for the NGA work under OPTIMUS.
Full information is available here.