NGA seeks new emergency notification system to accommodate 17,000 users

Emergency notification systemThe National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) released a solicitation on January 22 that seeks an emergency notification system capable of notifying 17,000 people on an unclassified network and on a secure, classified network.

“The system must support the following methods of notification: MS Windows Desktop “pop-up,” telephone, e-mail and SMS,” said the NGA. “The system must generate notification reports in real-time, which allow the operator to view lists of end users who have and have not been contacted during an event, and by which methods they were contacted.”

The notice indicated that “failover capability” is required to support both the unclassified and classified networks.

Interested prospective vendors are required to respond to NGA by February 3, says the solicitation notice.

The agency intends to issue a firm fixed price type contract, with a one-year base period beginning in February 2014 and four additional one-year option periods.

“The system must be capable of expansion to support major increases in the number of end users and operators,” explains the NGA notice. “The system must be capable of expansion to support the integration with indoor and outdoor PA systems (Big Voice/Giant Voice).”

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