This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. Project Manager Mission Command (PM MC) requests that all interested parties from industry, government science and technology, and academia respond with their respective capabilities to perform the effort described in this RFI. This RFI shall not be considered an Invitation for Bid, Request for Task Execution Plan, Request for Quotation or a Request for Proposal. There is no obligation on the part of the Government to acquire any products or services described in this RFI or its responses. Responses to this RFI will be treated only as information for the Government to consider. There is no payment for direct or indirect costs that are incurred in responding to this RFI. This request does not constitute a solicitation for proposals or the authority to enter into negotiations to award a contract. No funds have been authorized, appropriated or received for this effort. Interested parties are responsible for adequately marking proprietary, restricted or competition sensitive information contained in their response. The Government will not pay for the information submitted in response to this RFI. Generic capability statements will not be considered. Responses must address capabilities specific to this RFI.

The Government is requesting interested sources to provide sufficient information in the form of a white paper which demonstrates recent experience (within the last three ((3)) years) and the capability to provide the requirements described within this Request for Information (RFI). White papers shall be: submitted electronically, no more than 10 pages, and shall not exceed 10 MB for all items associated with the RFI response. Additionally, the Government requests an excel spreadsheet that identifies all the requirements (as listed below in the requirements section) and whether or not the contractor’s solution currently meets the requirement, or, can meet the requirement within a twelve-month period.    

Operational Description

The Army plans to replace the legacy Joint Automated Deep Operations Coordination System (JADOCS) with a new program referred to as Joint Targeting Command and Coordination System (JTC2S).  JTC2S will provide joint and organic Army fire support management for joint, coalition, and echelon target development and management via access to joint and multi-domain target intelligence databases. JTC2S enables commanders at select battalions through theatre levels throughout the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Special Forces and Coalition partners, to integrate targeting efforts into a single federated user interface via a joint fires/targeting common operational picture (COP).

This digital integration of U.S. and allied fires will provide a capability for nominating, vetting and validating suspect targets, determining methods of engagement, matching weapons effects to desired target battle damage, conducting targeting and risk mitigation in a coordinated and collaborative digital environment for both deliberate and dynamic targeting

JTC2S will provide access to an entity-centric data fabric in order to federate and integrate up-to-date target information; provides digital targeting development in coordination with the Intelligence warfighting function and Mission Command Warfighting function enabling access across multiple means of transport. It will also have capability to process a high volume of fires in a contested Large Scale Combat Operations (LSCO) environment, similar to how United States Forces Korea (USFK)  support Republic of Korea (ROK) forces in the counter-fire fight today

Requirements

PM MC is seeking responses from interested parties that provide insights into how industry may go about meeting the JTC2S requirements as described within this RFI. Specific areas that responses should focus on are as follows:

  1. How the capabilities of JTC2S could be implemented to align with Command Post Computing Environment (CPCE). This may include implementation of JTC2S directly within the CPCE environment or as an external application that is able to integrate with CPCE.
     
  2. What opportunities may exist to leverage existing solutions (commercial, government, science and technology initiatives) to meet some of the existing JTC2S requirements without the need for clean slate development.  Names of possible solutions along with experience industry has with them are desired for responses to this requirement.  
     
  3. Specific JTC2S capability areas that responses to this RFI should focus on area as follows:
  • Integration and storage of targeting databases, from national and component systems and provide an interface to read and write back to those databases (DB).
  • Ingest and display of data (4D) from various mission command (Army and Joint) systems (from Air, Land, Maritime, Special Operation Forces (SOF), Cyber and Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA), Joint, Partner Nations, etc.).
  • 4D visualization (time, distance, function, control measures, enemy and friendly (air, ground maritime, information operations, CEMA, etc) actions, positions, etc.) with multiple periods of targeting activities, with play back capability.
  • Battlefield tracking and assessment of targeting actions against targeted systems/functions at echelon.
  • Support common mapping tool kit usage such as grids/distance conversion; visualization like line of sight, viewshed, weapons effect; and ability to build and display graphics such as boundaries, area of interest, etc; build and display coordination measures (fire, air, etc) in three dimension space.
  • Geospatial filtering on standard and 3d map.
  • Fires managers at echelon linked by command relationship, includes higher and current organization targets.
  • Ability to nominate targets from a common dash board or from the targeting database.
  • Ability to tie multiple actions to single or multiple targets in a given period of time.
  • Ability to ingest and display/battle tracking enemy order of battle, with dynamic updates for other systems.
  • Conduct predictive analysis and battle damage assessment on enemy systems, based on actions and cumulative intelligence data.
  • Receive and display the military combined obstacle overlay, continuously updating.
  • Receive and display the effects of weather through the 4D visualization.
  • A common dashboard with interactive map and data dashboard, which can be played in the 4D visualization.
  • Received and display overlays from various systems.
  • Operate as standalone or part of web system.
  • Shall be able to operate in low to zero band width environment.
  • Harden against hacking and cyber-attacks.
  • Able to send and receive J-series, U.S Message Text Format (USMTF) series, and K series messages.
  • Multi-form collaboration within the tactical, operational, and/or strategic community of interest. Multi-form Collaboration will enable the sharing of ideas and communication amongst multiple participants, locally and geographically dispersed, and promotes situational understanding between superiors, subordinates, and peers in the form of sketching, highlighting, verbal interaction, and gesturing through voice, text, chat, data, video, white boarding, map boarding, messages, and shared applications throughout the planning and execution processes

     4.  Applicable intellectual property/data rights related factors associated with proposed paths forward should be highlighted as part of all responses.

     5.  Provide a ROM to successfully implement all of the requirements into a complete solution. Please identify the major cost drivers as well.

     6.  Preferred contracting approach, FAR-based Contract vs. Other Transaction Authority (OTA); additionally, identify preference for a Fixed Price or Cost-Reimbursable structure.

Additional Response Information

In addition, in a separate file please provide capability statements that satisfy the requirements defined below:

    a.  Company/Organization Profile: Describe what is your company’s/organization’s core business? Please include the following: company/organization name, address, points-of- contact information including name, phone number, e-mail address, number of employees, annual revenue history, office location, Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) code, Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number, North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code(s), and current business size status under contracts.

     b.  Experience: Prior/current Department of Defense (DoD) corporate experience performing efforts of similar size and scope within the last two years, including contract number, organization supported, indication of whether as a prime or subcontractor, contract value, Government point of contact, and a brief description of the specific task areas in the referenced contract as it relates to the services described herein. Please indicate whether you have a Communications Security (COMSEC) Account and specific experience managing COMSEC, Controlled Cryptographic Items, and classified equipment.

    c.  Capabilities: Describe experience and capabilities in regards to your company’s ability to manage DoD tasks of this nature and size. Please provide a narrative to address the following:
 

     i.  System Engineering Expertise.  Must provide post production software support and deployment software support to include: System engineering software development, software upgrades, testing, and integration.   

     ii.  Security Requirements.  The contractor will be required to have at a Secret and Top Secret, Security Clearance for personnel with exception to administrative support personnel. The contractor shall also be required to have at a minimum, a Secret Facility Clearance and Secret Safeguarding.

     iii.  Cybersecurity.  Describe your company’s experience with Risk Management Framework accreditations, Information Assurance Vulnerability Alert updates and Security Technical Implementation Guides.

Submission of Responses – UPDATE 11 August 2021 – Q&A document attached to this posting based on questions received as per the deadline listed below

Questions related to this RFI shall be submitted no later than 5PM EST on 26 July 2021.  Responses to this RFI shall be submitted no later than 5PM EST on 18 August 2021.  All questions and responses shall be submitted via email to:  Contract Specialist Edward Bursk at edward.c.bursk2.civ@mail.mil and Contracting Officer Todd Strasavich at todd.m.strasavich.civ@mail.mil with the email subject line clearly marked as JTC2S RFI Response.

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Contracting Office Address

  • HQ CECOM CONTRACTING CENTER 6565 SURVEILLANCE LOOP
  • ABERDEEN PROVING GROU , MD 21005-1846
  • USA

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History

The RFI is here – https://sam.gov/opp/655ba46434704a8680109b6f8d284ee7/view