SOURCES SOUGHT: Engineering for Virtualized Enterprise and Remote Access Technology (EVEREST)
AFRL/RIKD is conducting market research for a potential requirement for Virtualized Enterprise and Remote Access Technology (EVEREST). Please note this Request for Information (RFI) is for planning purposes only. The information obtained from responses to this notice may be used to form a future acquisition strategy and solicitation, should one be issued.
The Government is considering establishing one or more contracts / task orders / other transactions with an overall performance period of 5-7 years. Anticipated contract type is Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF). Anticipated funding types are Research Development Test & Evaluation, Procurement, and Operations & Maintenance. Please note that the contract type and duration are subject to change as the acquisition strategy is developed.
To fulfill this requirement, Contractor employees will need to obtain Common Access Cards (CACs), perform on Government facilities in the United States and other locations, and access up to Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI). It is anticipated that only United States (US) citizens may perform under this effort.
The requirement includes specialized software research, software development, integration, deployment, familiarization, testing, installation, maintenance, and lifecycle support activities. This effort will enable research, enhancement, and maintenance of Multi-Level Access (MLA) data, information, processes, and systems. MLA solutions are a type of Cross Domain (CD) system that provides authorized users the ability to securely access data from multiple security domains from a single client device, while protecting the security domains from unauthorized access or malicious attack.
The Contractor will concentrate effort on enhancing a current MLA solution, researching and developing new MLA technologies, and supporting these solutions to meet current and rapidly evolving intelligence and security needs of the Department of the Air Force (DAF), Department of Defense (DoD), and Intelligence Community (IC). As MLA requirements continue to evolve, consistent and rapid research, development, enhancement, and sustainment of SecureView and new applications will be required. Focus areas include Raise-the-Bar security requirements for cross domain, performance, commodity hardware compatibility, open source, lifecycle functions and phases to include studies, analyses, designs, development, recommendations, enhancements, integration management, configuration management, testing and evaluation of existing and new systems transitioning into an operational environment, software/hardware installation, certification and systems/network administration and operation. The effort will result in the availability of a scalable, certified MLA system to be utilized by the DAF, DoD, and IC agencies for increased security across multiple domains, accredited for operation at different classification levels within high-security environments.
The Contractor will participate in DAF efforts to provide other organizations with required CD Command & Control Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance (C2ISR) information when and where needed. Representative customer organizations for cross security domain MLA solutions include an existing user base, DAF (such as 16AF), DoD, Combatant Commands, IC, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and US Federal Law Enforcement Agencies.
Anticipated deliverables include: technical engineering throughout all aspects of the system and software lifecycle; technical, programmatic and gap analysis; prototype development; system and program administration; site support; and security engineering as well as computer software, documentation, engineering and security reports, installations analysis and support, and operations, maintenance, and system administration services.
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- Place of Performance: USA
- Original Response Date: Jan 14, 2022 03:00 pm EST