US Air Force posts intelligence info sharing RFI
On February 4, the U.S. Air Force posted a request for information (RFI) for Mission Partner Command and Control (C2) and Intelligence Information Sharing Capabilities. Responses are due by 3:00 p.m. Eastern on March 6.
The Secretary of the Air Force Concepts, Development, and Management Office (SAF/CDM) is conducting market research to identify sources that can provide continued program management, operation, sustainment and further development of program services to provide bilateral, multilateral, and allied multinational command and control and intelligence sharing capabilities with all Mission Partners (federal departments and agencies; State, local, and tribal governments and agencies; non-governmental organizations; private sector organizations; Allies, coalition members, host nations, and other nations; and multinational treaty organizations) via expanded terrestrial and satellite communications, information technology systems, integrated wide area networking, and support to transportable and mobile devices, and to enable secure, rapid and responsive automated exchange of Command, Control, and Intelligence (C2I) information between the U.S. and its Mission Partners. The information provided in this RFI is subject to change and is not binding on the Government. The Air Force has not made a commitment to procure any of the items/services discussed, and release of the RFI should not be construed as a commitment or as authorization to incur cost for which reimbursement would be required or sought. All submissions become Government property and will not be returned.
This RFI is issued for the purpose of communicating the Mission Partner Environment (MPE) requirements to industry. SAF/CDM intends to use information gathered from these interactions to gain an awareness of capabilities, determine interested parties, and to support formulation of an acquisition strategy. Early industry involvement in creating a properly scaled enterprise solution is critical to the success of this contemplated acquisition, with the goal of providing SAF/CDM and its customers with superior and cost-effective technical service support.
The Mission Partner Capabilities Office (MPCO) executes the Secretary of the Air Force’s responsibilities as Executive Agent for the MPE. The MPE provides enterprise level, worldwide interoperable C2I information sharing capabilities with Mission Partners (e.g. federal departments and agencies; State, local, and tribal governments and agencies; non-governmental organizations; private sector organizations; Allies, coalition members, host nations, and other nations; and multinational treaty organizations) to share strategic, operational, and tactical information with all participants through all phases of military operations.
Full information is available here.