Navy asks industry for new trusted computing techniques for mission-critical information systems

WASHINGTON – U.S. Navy researchers are looking for a prime contractor to evaluate today's latest trusted computing techniques for potential integration into future mission-critical military information systems.

Navy asks industry for new trusted computing techniques for mission-critical information systems
Navy asks industry for new trusted computing techniques for mission-critical information systems
WASHINGTON – U.S. Navy researchers are looking for a prime contractor to evaluate today's latest trusted computing techniques for potential integration into future mission-critical military information systems.

Officials of the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington issued a request for information Monday (N00173-18-LL01-RFI) for the Advanced Secure Information Processing project, which seeks new trusted computing techniques to create high performance systems able to sense, discover, process, and disseminate information for military decision-making.

Advanced secure information processing describes how emerging computing paradigms can help scientists develop more effective military information systems. It includes advanced integrated computing such as the Internet of Things (IoT), mobility, and security.

NRL researchers are looking for a contractor to evaluate promising approaches to building advanced secure information systems, including performing experiments, field trials and developing prototype systems.

This will include techniques for rapidly implementing, securing, and exploiting advanced secure computing like high-performance processing, parallel processing, distributed processing, cloud-based processing, fog computing similar to the Internet of Things (IOT), or other processing architectural approaches.

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This will include ranking advanced secure computing programs for inclusion in virtual environments and immersive simulations, distributed systems, and intelligent decision support in commercial and military systems.

NRL wants this contractor to investigate data management techniques like data capture, data storage, data representation, data distribution, data synchronization, data protection, data transmission, multi-intelligence data fusion, and anomaly detection. The goal is to provide new enabling technologies for devices and software to enhance warfighter experience and effectiveness.

The job will involve investigating advanced algorithms for advanced secure computing programs, including algorithms that enable new capabilities like command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C5ISR).

Other abilities of interest include large scale data analytics, mobile computing, electronic warfare (EW) and cyber security. Researchers want agent-based remote monitoring of tactical systems to reduce the impact of cyber security attack, and to increase the availability of systems using advanced machine learning and condition based-maintenance.

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For software development and maintenance, Navy researchers are interested in government best practices like agile development, user experience design, or DevOps.

Companies interested should email responses no longer than 20 pages to the NRL's Lauren Levy at lauren.levy@nrl.navy.mil no later than 15 Nov. 2017.

For questions or concerns contact the NRL's Lauren Levy by email at lauren.levy@nrl.navy.mil, or by phone at 202-767-6542. Also contact Leigh Kellstrom by email at Leigh.Kellstrom@nrl.navy.mil, or by phone at 202-767-9247.

More information is online at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DON/ONR/N00173/N00173-18-LL01-RFI/listing.html.

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