NGA posts RFI for Prototyping Innovative Solutions program
On July 13, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency posted a request for information for the Prototyping Innovative Solutions program. White paper responses are due no later than 5:00pm ET on July 27.
The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to gain information on available vendors who can form extensive partnerships/consortiums/networks of Innovative commercial companies and open-source/non-traditional providers. Such an arrangement would enable the parties to complement each other’s unique capabilities and offer the Government the best combination of performance or capability, cost, and schedule. The Government will review the proposals relationship between parties and the Government as well as the relationship among the parties participating in the arrangement. The products will be prototypes that NGA can test and evaluate for how well it solves those problems.
In support of National Security, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Enterprise Innovation Office (EIO) drives innovative and transformational change into the National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG) and Allied System for Geospatial Intelligence (ASG) environments. The NSG and ASG require innovative solutions to countless hard intelligence problems in an efficient manner to get results as fast as possible. NGA’s EIO is charged with interacting with industry and the open/sharing community to discover innovative potential solutions to those hard problems.
Innovative commercial companies and open-source/non-traditional providers face several challenges when dealing with large Federal Government organizations. It could be especially difficult for small firms that often develop highly innovative solutions but lack the resources to navigate the often complex requirements of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. To encourage participation of all innovative commercial companies and open-source/non-traditional providers, NGA’s EIO wants to partner with a multiparty arrangement vendor, who will provide a consortium/network type of organization, to develop and demonstrate prototypes that can potentially solve hard intelligence problem areas, and to evaluate the utility of such prototypes.
Full information is available here.