Army needs help with Chimera electronic warfare (EW) database to keep pace with enemy IED development

Army wants to identify companies with expertise in the Chimera database to sift through data and reveal details of advanced enemy IED development.

Ied Development 14 Aug 2019

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. – U.S. Army researchers are surveying industry for companies able to support an Army Chimera database that helps intelligence analysts uncover key details on enemy improvised explosive device (IED) development.

Officials of the Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., issued a request for information (RFI) on Tuesday (W56KGU-19-X-1111) for a project to enable U.S. electronic warfare (EW) experts to maintain pace with new and developing IED capabilities.

The Army wants to identify companies with expertise in the Chimera database of common intelligence analysis entities for U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., which integrates data and uses automation algorithms to sift through data reveal details of advanced enemy IED development.

The Army Contracting Command issuing this RFI on behalf of the Army Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C5ISR), Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (I2WD) Electronic Warfare Air/Ground Survivability (EWAGS) Division at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

This intelligence provides key details on enemy efforts to develop ever-more sophisticated IEDs, and enables U.S. electronic warfare (EW) experts to maintain pace with new and developing IED capabilities.

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To support these efforts, the Army needs electrical engineering, software engineering, intelligence analyses, program management, and administrative support to continue to maintain and upgrade the Chimera database.

Personnel supporting the Chimera databus must deploy to sensitive locations in the Middle East, Egypt, Afghanistan, and Iraq no later than 9 Sept. 2019. Personnel must have at least 500 hours of experience with the Chimera system, and can operate the system on day-one.

Companies interest should email with 10-page white papers or support documentation in .docx or .pdf electronic format no later than 16 Aug. 2019 to Contract Specialist Maurice Hinkson at maurice.p.hinkson.civ@mail.mil.

More information is online at https://www.fbo.gov/notices/75658c323487f73a99596bb4e68116d7.

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