The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology System of Systems Engineering and Integration Directorate (SOSE&I) is looking for interested sources with mature solutions to enhance existing network systems capabilities to participate in a Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) scheduled for April/May 2014 (NIE 14.2) at Ft. Bliss, Texas and White Sands Missile Range, N.M. (WSMR).

The notice was originally issued in June 21 and identifies emerging capabilities to be evaluated against a set of entrance criteria for an opportunity to participate in an NIE.

The Sources Sought seeks solutions with a narrow focus on Specific Identified Gaps in the current and evolving networked equipment solution set–Gap numbers 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 15, and 16 are reserved.

Gap 1: Intelligence Collection
Gap 2: Interoperation with Unified Action and Coalition Partners
Gap 4: Develop Home Station Capabilities
Gap 5: Forcible Entry Mission Command (Ground)
Gap 11: Operational Energy – Onboard Exportable Power
Gap 13: Aerial Layer Network Extension
Gap 14: Adaptive Exchange of Data among NetOps Management Systems
Gap 17: Extend the WIN-T Infrastructure to Support Disadvantaged Users
Gap 18: BDE/BN Command Post Mobility and Scalability
Gap 19: Integrated Network Access Control

Preparing Bradleys For NIE 13.2 Photo: U.S. Army

The approximately four-week long NIE will use a Brigade Combat Team (BCT) at Fort Bliss, Texas. The goal is to conduct parallel systems tests of Army programs, evaluation of new network technology capabilities, non-network capabilities and emerging in-theater capabilities and concepts, the Army states. The NIE events will include tactical exercises using current force equipment and emerging networked systems.

The sources sought notice is for market research purposes only and is not indicative of a full requirement.

The entire financial burden of participating in the process falls on the source.

The point of contact is Dale Pement: 586-282-7876.