NGA wants vendor to support its message handler systems in Virginia and Missouri

NGA in Springfield, VA
NGA in Springfield, VA

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has issued a presolicitation notice in search of a contractor that can support the agency’s two “Replacement External Message Handler” (REMH) systems, which will be deployed at NGA sites in Springfield, VA, and St. Louis, MO.

“The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has a need to continue its production and dissemination of geospatial-intelligence (GEOINT) critical information throughout the Intelligence Community via the Replacement External Message Handler (REMH),” says the statement of work that accompanies the NGA notice. “As such, NGA requires technical support services for operations and maintenance (O&M) of REMH software baseline.”

The agency envisions a contract with a one-year base period of performance plus four potential one-year options.

“The REMH System is used to facilitate, on an organizational level, information exchange of official information in the form of legacy and migration organizational record messages critical in support of the National Systems for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG) and Allied Systems for Geospatial-Intelligence (ASG),” the notice explains. “The REMH, based on the store-and-forward message switch system Communications Support Processor (CSP), developed through a 1976 Air Force Intelligence Data Handling System (IDHS) effort by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Rome, NY contracts is a government off-the-shelf (GOTS) message switch system.”

Interested potential vendors have until April 30 to respond.

Further information is available from Kelly Ashton, a contract specialist, ay 571-557-2440 or