NGA wants contractor to train IC employees in agile acquisition methods

SAFe-CertificationThe National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is gathering information from prospective vendors that could offer unclassified training to Intelligence Community employees learning to use agile acquisition methods.

“The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is using agile acquisition and agile development methods to deliver capabilities in months and weeks rather than years,” explains the NGA’s statement of work. “Courses are needed that specifically address agile acquisition methods and the agile approach being incorporated at NGA.”

The Agency plans multiple course sessions, including a maximum of eight sessions in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014 and 24 sessions in fiscal year 2015.

The Agency envisions a two-day course in “Leading SAFe,” which would be taught by a course instructor who is a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) and has been certified by the Scaled Agile Academy at a Leading SAFe trainer, says the notice.

NGA plans a base 12-month contract plus four 12-month option periods. The training will take place at NGA campuses in Springfield, VA, and St. Louis, MO, as well as other sites across the country.

Responses from interested vendors are due by July 3.

Further information is available from Mary Dunn, a contract specialist, at