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Navy needs simulation software to assess nuclear, chemical, and biological threats

SAN DIEGO, 27 July. 2005. U.S. Navy officials are asking industry to design a prototype simulation tool to determine the effects and assess risks of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) hazards to military operations and personnel.

The project is called Joint Operational Effects Federation (JOEF) operational prototype increment 1, and is under sponsorship of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) in San Diego.

Navy experts are looking for a non-real-time, advance-planning and analysis capability to depict the CBRN warfare environment, including sensor and system deployment, as well as the effects on personnel, equipment, and operations.

The JOEF is one of the battle management projects within the Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense Program.

This prototype system should provide crisis-planning software to help Navy leaders develop chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear plans and near-real-time decision aids in a combat environment. Federated capability will help tailor JOEF to specific user needs.

Specifically, this broad agency announcement concerns developing prototype software for networked Common Operating Environment (COE) command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence systems, and support crisis planning. The federal solicitation number is N00039-05-X-0010.

Navy officials say they plan to develop JOEF in three increments. Increment 1 is the COE C4I crisis-planning software.

Increment 2 will be hosted on C4I systems as in Increment 1 and also operate in stand-alone mode. It will add planning for tactical users, and crisis planning for strategic and tactical users. The second increment extends the capabilities to include military capabilities in support of incident management and consequence management to military users at all three command levels.

Increment 3 includes all the capabilities in Increments 1 and 2, and will extend the consequence-management and incident response management capabilities to include civilian commands.

To be considered for this job, companies must respond to SPAWAR by Aug. 11. Send proposals to contracting officer Carla Brown at 4301 Pacific Highway, Building OT4, Code 02, San Diego, Calif. 92110-3127.

For more information contact contract specialist Kelly Smith by phone at 619-524-7351, or by e-mail at kelly.m.smith@navy.mil.


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