NGA posts RFI for replacement external message handler
On February 8, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency posted the following sources sought notice for the replacement external message handler (Solicitation Number: HM047616T0004). Capability statements are due no later than 10:00am EST on February 17.
As part its market research, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is seeking information from private industry regarding a planned competitive procurement for NGA’s organizational record message switch system, known as the Replacement External Message Handler (REMH). The message switch system is deployed and operational at NGA’s Springfield, Virginia and St. Louis, Missouri facilities. This requirement provides the exchange of NGA’s geospatial-intelligence (GEOINT) reporting throughout the Intelligence Community and associated mission partners through organizational messaging channels and architectures.
For this RFI, proposal shall not be submitted, but rather only responses to whether your company is capable of meeting the Government’s need. Such responses shall be submitted electronically. Responses are due by 10:00 A.M. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 17 February 2016.
The purpose for this Request for Information (RFI) is to identify vendors who have current message switch systems that are:
- Currently approved to operate under ICD 503 as cross domains, and
- Currently supporting organizational messaging in a virtual hardware environment (VHE).
- Allow for routine message switch system operation and configuration through client-server workstation architecture, not a private local area network, in conjunction with the server side console connection.
Vendors that meet the above capabilities, as outlined above, are invited to submit a response.
Full information is available here.