USAF to host GEOINT industry day

The Government is conducting market research to identify potential sources that possess the expertise and the capabilities to meet the qualification requirements to provide the services needed to support the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System (AF DCGS) GEOINT/Infrastructure Field Support responsibilities. Interested parties are highly encouraged to attend the Command and Control Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C2ISR) GEOINT/Infrastructure Industry Day that is scheduled for December 8th, 2020 at 9:00am EST.

The Warner Robins Air Logistics Center is hosting an Industry Day on 8 December 2020, to solicit feedback from interested industry representatives regarding an initiative by the DCGS Division to acquire market research. This market research will help to identify potential sources that possess the expertise and capabilities to meet the requirements to provide services needed to support the Air Forces’ DCGS GEOINT/Infrastructure Field Support responsibilities that include: system maintenance, administration, and management for support of ground operations (sensor management, ground system maintenance while conducting Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, associated Information Technology Operations administrative and operational support requirements) for the Command and Control ISR enterprise. Additional topics to be covered will include: ASARS Sensor Manager, GEOINT Systems Manager/Maintainer and Mission Application Technical Support (MATS).

ASARS: Live airborne management of the airborne sensor and associated ground systems. Provides technical and engineering support to the Planning and Direction, Collection, Processing and Exploitation, Analysis and Dissemination (PCPAD) process. Involves comprehensive analysis, diagnostics and fault isolation for the sensor, ground components and end-to-end network. Assist with mission planning (NAV, Collection), system/mission readiness, and mission setup based on associated sensor – kit and any sensor limiting factors currently required. Provide direct mission/sensor support by constantly monitoring associated sensors, executing corrective actions within the sensor, sensor biasing, data screening/Quality Control, raw sensor data dissemination to external systems, re-tasking/adhoc sensor support, and communicating with sensor maintainers to allow quick systems restoral.

GEOINT Systems Manager/Maintainer: Includes Software support, system administration, maintenance of all systems required for GEOINT (High and Medium Altitude) systems to operate/interface with multiple sensors and exploitation systems. Provides technical and engineering software and systems administration support to the PCPAD process. Involves comprehensive analysis, diagnostics and fault isolation for the sensors, associated ground components, and end-to-end network paths. This includes mission preparation (i.e. system readiness, system/mission configurations relative to the sensor or communications link being utilized), direct mission execution support (to include real-time interfacing with the operators during anomalies, providing assistance to the users with mission execution) and post-mission support in further evaluating ground anomalies, to include maintenance actions, trouble tickets, and potential Deficiency Report submissions.

Technicians also provide sustainment support for system upgrades providing Subject Matter Expert (SME) assistance prior to an upgrade/time compliance (TCTO) technical order, SME and physical support during an upgrade, and post upgrade efforts (Tactics, and procedures, Operating Instructions, identifying means to streamline sustainment, on-the-job training to Air Force Personnel).

MATS: MATS provides mission systems and integration support for numerous mission applications and operational requirements. MATS personnel possess strong GEOINT domain knowledge and the technical expertise to support the evolving and complex application stack at the DCGS East and West Coast Hubs in support of the Open Architecture (OA) program. MATS shall possess an understanding of the high and medium-altitude sensors, sensor products and data flow across the DCGS enterprise and within each DGS enclave and the knowledge to resolve complex problems within the OA environment. MATS shall have a strong background in system administration and software maintenance of the commercial off the shelf (COTS) software used under OA (ex. VMware, DDF, Kibana, ElasticSearch, Xplorer, Socet GXP, databases, etc.) and the ability to support the OEM specific software packages (ex. SOA ESB, Artemis brokers, UNICORN, SIRIS, IRISS, Reflex, PNC-SA, etc.). MATS shall participate and support in depth technical discussions with the OA program office and OEMs during integration efforts, root cause analysis investigation. MATS shall work closely with existing DCGS System Integration Lab (DSIL), OA Maintenance Center (OAMC) and DCGS Operations Center (DOC) enterprise support to resolve issues as part of a combined DCGS technical team.

Full information is available here.

Source: SAM