Air Force eyes potential $40 million project for intelligence analysis

Air Force information technology experts are looking for private companies to develop systems and software for the U.S. Department of Defense Intelligence Information System (DODISS), as well as for the U.S. intelligence community worldwide.

Jun 1st, 2003

By John Keller

ROME, N.Y. — Air Force information technology experts are looking for private companies to develop systems and software for the U.S. Department of Defense Intelligence Information System (DODISS), as well as for the U.S. intelligence community worldwide.

This project, solicitation number F30602-03-R-0026, will involve systems engineering and technical support for intelligence, functional, operational, and process analysis and engineering to support all U.S. unified military commands, particularly in Korea.

Supervising the project are experts at the Intelligence Exploitation Division's Information Handling Branch at the U.S. Air Force Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate in Rome, N.Y.

Technology areas of the project include:

  • intelligence, architecture development, and implementation;
  • intelligence information and communications technology analysis;
  • command and control communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) for the warfighters; and
  • design, development, integration, maintenance. and training support.

Work will include:

  • systems support;
  • analytical support;
  • system design;
  • engineering;
  • engineering management;
  • system tradeoff analysis; and
  • maintenance and database support.

Software demonstrations, coding, specification development, user familiarizations, and documentation writing are part of the job, as are hardware and software integration, system simulations, Web design, and network development for classified and unclassified systems worldwide.

This will be a 5-year indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) cost plus fixed fee (CPFF) contract worth between $200,000 and $40 million.

The prime contractor and systems integrators selected must have Top Secret SCI security clearances, and must have experience in:

  • performance of operational analytical studies;
  • concept of operations (CONOPS) analysis;
  • Web analysis;
  • internet and interlink analysis;
  • project management tool development;
  • development of software/hardware specification;
  • software/hardware integration management

and maintenance;

  • execution of project plans for the war fighter in a critical and hazardous theatre;
  • support of the Unified Commands to include knowledge of U.S. Forces Korea (USFK)/ Eighth United States Army (EUSA) functions;
  • software and hardware trade-offs, including system simulations, development of project plans, specification evolution, and documentation upgrades;
  • operation design and systems development; and
  • risk and program management.

Those interested may get access to a technical read library by contacting the program manager, James Maier, by phone at 315-330-3325, by fax at 315-330-3913, by e-mail at James.Maier@rl.af.mil, or by post at Air Force Research Laboratory/IFEB, 32 Brooks Road, Rome, N.Y. 13441-4114.

A draft request for proposal should be available on the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) Website at http://www.fedbizopps.gov. Those interested may refer to http://www.if.afrl.af.mil/div/IFK/afbop/ifkr_research_templ.html for any milestone updates.

For contractual questions contact the contract specialist Marlene Hueber by phone at 315-330-4552, by fax at 315-330-1777, or by e-mail at ifkemh@rl.af.mil.

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