USAF posts RFI for Cyber Mission Force mission support services
On February 18, the U.S. Air Force Space Command released a request for information on capabilities and architectures that would provide the mission support capabilities required by the Cyber Mission Force (CMF). The Government will host an Industry Day on 8 – 9 March 2016 in Colorado Springs, CO. All responses are due no later than 4:00pm MST on March 28, 2016.
The purpose of this RFI is to solicit information directly from industry for capabilities and architectures that would provide the mission support capabilities required by the Cyber Mission Force (CMF). The Government is interested in potential acquisition approaches and concepts that could provide the required capabilities while executing in a constrained budgetary environment. Respondents may respond to all or any subset of the information requested below. This RFI is for market research and development of AoA purposes only.
The AoA study team may construct additional government alternatives from concepts submitted in response to this RFI. Concept review will be based on the Mission Essential Tasks (MET) associated with offensive and defensive operations and core mission services in conjunction with the 12 system attributes (listed below) which support mission objectives. METs will be provided once Program Leads receive a notice of intention to submit a response.
Results of the AoA will be provided to key decision-makers in anticipation of a future acquisition, but the government does not anticipate public release of the results.
BACKGROUND: Headquarters Air Force Space Command (HQ AFSPC/A5C) is leading a Joint and Interagency study team performing a Unified Platform (UP) Analysis of Alternatives (AoA). The AoA will provide decision-makers with effectiveness and cost analysis on a range of alternative UP architectures and concepts. The UP is intended to unify existing or evolving systems infrastructure, mission capabilities, data analytics, and programs to meet current and future CMF mission requirements. The CMF requires integrated domain-wide planning and execution of all cyber teams according to Joint doctrine and mission requirements levied by national priorities, Combatant Commands and Services.
The Government will host an Industry Day on 8 – 9 March 2016 in Colorado Springs CO at a location yet to be determined. At this Industry Day the Government will further describe the AoA activities and vision for the future. In addition, the Government will offer the opportunity for one-on-one sessions to address questions and answers with individual responders. Interested parties must notify Program Leads by 1 March 2016 if they intend to submit a response and/or wish to be scheduled for the one-on-one sessions. Access to classified information such as the AoA Study Guidance, Study Plan, and AoA-specific scenarios will be available for review at Industry Day to registered parties with a minimum of SECRET security clearance. Obtaining copies of the classified documents reviewed at Industry Day will be addressed with each party at their individual question and answer session.
Full information is available here.