NGA releases Stardust RFI
On November 21, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency posted a request for information (RFI) for the Stardust program. Responses are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern on December 21.
The purpose of this RFI is to gauge industry interest, assess industry’s understanding of NGA’s proposed acquisition strategy for the Stardust program as detailed in the “Stardust Base Requirements” Performance Work Statement, gain feedback on the planned acquisition approach, and determine which portion(s) of this acquisition may be appropriate for a Small-Business Set Aside (SBSA).
NGA employs Integrated Program Offices (IPOs) to design, build, test, deploy, and sustain capabilities for systems supporting NGA’s mission and operations. The Foundation GEOINT IPO (IPF) is partnered with the Foundation GEOINT Group (NGA/SF) within NGA’s Source Operations and Management Directorate (Source). NGA/SF is responsible for providing foundational content and services associated with a variety of NGA’s mandated missions, including Safety of Navigation and military planning/operations support.
The purpose of the Stardust program is to provide Earth Modeling capabilities development and integration services aligned with NGA and SFN goals. Stardust will result in the modernization of Geomatics IT systems and infrastructure towards the desired end-state. As part of this modernization, the program will provide assessment, engineering, and micro-services development to optimize both the systems and the intended cloud environment. Additionally, Stardust will transition and continue feature development of Minimum Viable Products (MVPs) delivered by the NGA Research Directorate’s (NGA/R) Foundation and Geophysics Pods in support of NGA/SFN.
The Stardust program will acquire engineering and development teams nominally divided among two different Functional Areas: Platform Services and Application Services. Platform teams shall deliver the cloud-based environment(s) required for modernized Geomatics IT systems, while applications teams will design, test, build, and integrate the specific capabilities required by NGA/SFN Divisions.
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