USSOCOM posts open-source info platform sources sought

On July 21, the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) posted a sources sought notice for an open-source information platform for survey collection. Responses are due by 7:30 p.m. Eastern on July 27.

The U.S. Government desires to procure an open-source information support platform to conduct survey collection within various countries on the African Continent with persistent data-gathering technological capability supporting intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR).

The platform needs to perform in environments with poor connectivity or locations with little to no U.S. physical footprint; have the capability to retask in very short time frames without increased risk to personnel; and be able to identify specific population segments using demographic data to direct observations, capture associated sentiment, and map wireless networks on a massive scale.  Additionally, the platform needs to operate across permissive, semi-permissive, and non-permissive operational environments in multiple countries with multiple languages.

This service requires a support team to provide recommendations for survey development and sample questions.  An application-based approach is preferred without the need for deployed personnel and equipment.

Full information is available here.

Source: SAM