USSOCOM posts SATCOM RFI
On October 17, the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) posted a request for information on Deployed Operations Commercial Telecommunications Support (Solicitation Number: H92222-18-R-SATCOM). Responses are due by 11:00 a.m. Eastern on November 2, according to FedBizOpps.
USSOCOM uses an integrated satellite and terrestrial telecommunications system to support the dissemination of Command, Control, Communications, Computer and Intelligence (C4I) information between the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), its components, and their major subordinate units as well as selected Government agencies and activities directly associated with the special operations community. Network connectivity includes satellite transmission and terrestrial services to connect communication hubs to deployed communication nodes located in the Continental United States (CONUS) and Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS) in support of deployed Special Operations Forces (SOF).
USSOCOM’s quick reaction and deployment mission requirements cover a worldwide Area of Responsibility (AOR). USSOCOM’s May 2003 designation as the Combatant Command charged with executing the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), now Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO), has resulted in dramatically increased mission volume. The execution of OCO plans has increased requirements for flexibility, rapid force displacement, and rapid transition and reconfiguration of communication services through geographic regions and countries where Special Operations Forces (SOF) operate.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to conduct market research which will be used to plan and implement an acquisition strategy to procure services relating to the following: All aspects of Program Management, bandwidth management (terrestrial and satellite), and end-to-end solutions required by the USSOCOM Satellite Operations’ worldwide requirements. The focus of this effort is to support the current and future Satellite Programs.
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