February 20, 2020 Scott Bohnsack

Army Post RFI – Project Manager Distributed Common Ground System- Army (PM DCGS-A)

Army Contracting Command – Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG) in support of the Program Executive Office Intelligence, Electronic Warfare, and Sensors (PEO IEW&S), Project Manager Distributed Common Ground System-Army (PM DCGS-A), is conducting market research to identify commercial items to satisfy required United States Forces – Afghanistan (USFOR-A) capabilities for data management, ingestion, and analytics supporting the mission inside of Afghanistan. The Government invites all business and academic organizations to respond to this RFI notice.

The current capability is provided by a single vendor as a turn-key solution that includes hardware, software, and services.  The incumbent is Palantir USG, Inc.

New Requirements.

The Army is seeking feedback from interested vendors with commercial item solutions that can maintain the current capability (with no gaps or breaks in capability) as described above (Section 2.0), and, support several new requirements, including:

  1. Seamless and automated data synchronization across all aforementioned networks (SIPR, SOFNET-S, JIANT, SOCRATES, & Unclassified) using an accredited, vendor-provided cross-domain solution (CDS). The CDS will need to be accredited/approved to operate on all networks.
  2. Interested vendors must have a scalable and extensible capability and must possess a solution that can handle a five-fold increase in the numbers of concurrent users in both CONUS and in the OCONUS theater that may include users located in both Afghanistan, Kuwait, and other locations throughout the middle-east.
  3. The current capability is predominantly an Intelligence solution.  However, the new capability must also include doctrinally-correct operational and maneuver workflows to achieve operations and intelligence convergence onto a single platform, with a single user interface and an integrated suite of tools.
  4. Last, the capability must be fully integrated and interoperable with the USD (I)-sponsored SMART system provided by Palantir USG, Inc.

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