Solicitation released for $460 million worth of cyber security support for U.S. Cyber Command

WASHINGTON, 18 Nov. 2015. U.S. government cyber security experts are asking industry to participate in a potential $460 million program to provide a variety of cyber services, including knowledge management; cyber operations; cyber planning; all-source intelligence; cyber training and exercises; information technology and communications; integrated technology; and cyber security.

Nov 18th, 2015
Solicitation released for $460 million worth of cyber security support for U.S. Cyber Command
Solicitation released for $460 million worth of cyber security support for U.S. Cyber Command
WASHINGTON, 18 Nov. 2015. U.S. government cyber security experts are asking industry to participate in a potential $460 million program to provide a variety of cyber services, including knowledge management; cyber operations; cyber planning; all-source intelligence; cyber training and exercises; information technology and communications; integrated technology; and cyber security.

Officials of the General Services Administration (GSA) in Washington are releasing a solicitation (GSC-QF0B-15-32959) on behalf of U.S. Cyber Command at Fort Meade, Md., for the U.S. Cyber Command Multiple Award Indefinite Delivery and Indefinite Quantity program.

Government experts are asking industry to compete for a variety of task orders that involve long-term support of U.S. Cyber Command, which is a sub-unified command of U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.

U.S. Cyber Command is in charge of defending U.S. military information networks and conducting full-spectrum military cyber operations. It is the central command responsible for ensuring resilient and reliable information and communication networks; countering cyber threats; and assuring access to military information.

The solicitation is to provide mission support services to U.S. Cyber Command in cyberspace operations; cyber planning; all-source intelligence; cyber training and exercises; project management; policy; security; and other cyber support services including new and emerging technologies that will evolve over the life of the contract.

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Knowledge management, for example, involves providing technical expertise to help Cyber Command formulate policies processes to create, share, and maintain records.

Cyberspace operations support will help Cyber Command operate the U.s. Department of Defense Information Network (DODIN), as well as coordinate governmental inter-agency emergency cyber procedures to protect U.S. government and industry from cyber attacks.

Cyber planning helps organize the work of Cyber Command leaders and staff. All-source intelligence, meanwhile, involves research and analysis, signals intelligence, joint intelligence preparation, and crisis planning for deployed cyber forces.

Integrated technology support provides technical expertise for the planning and engineering of enterprise architectures management, system configuration, system administration support, and system engineering support.

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Cyber security involves integrating new capabilities into the existing military information infrastructure. It includes identifying vulnerabilities, determining threats, assessing risks to the DODIN, and conducting forensic analysis of compromised information systems.

Companies must hand-deliver proposals no later than 1 Dec. 2015 to the E Street entrance of GSA headquarters, 1800 F St. NW, Suite 3100, Washington, DC 20405.

Email questions or concerns to the GSA's Robert Wade at robert.wade@gsa.gov or Brittney Chappell at brittney.chappell@gsa.gov.

More information is online at https://www.fbo.gov/notices/12ddf06b395abcb6a3e212a4fe704f5c.

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