CBP Seeks Info on Roll-On, Roll-Off Operator Stations for P-3 Aircraft

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued a Request for Information on commercially available roll-on, roll-off operator stations for use on the agency’s fleet of P-3 surveillance aircraft with an emphasis on open systems architecture and a modular hardware design. Some of the minimum requirements for the stations include each operator station being capable of operating independently of other operator stations, being able to operate continuously for 12-16 hours, operators having simultaneous access to primary sensor imagery, and each station allowing the operator to control and monitor any sensor and communication system on the aircraft. CBP says that to improve the mission capability of the P-3s the current operator stations need to be modernized and additional capabilities added. The agency says that the ability to take only the necessary operators’ stations during a mission will increase the range and endurance on the aircraft, improving operations performance, and also allow it to share stations among multiple aircraft. Sol. No. RFI-CBP-20111129-03. Respond by Dec. 9. Contact: Michael Hall, contracting officer, Michael.a.hall@dhs.gov, 202-344-3529.

DHS Cyber Division Seeks Info on Requirements for Situational Awareness Project

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Protectorate and Programs Directorate, National Cyber Security Division, is seeking industry feedback on existing government product performance requirements for the Situational Awareness Incident Response (SAIR) Tier III project. The objective of the SAIR Tier III is to provide government agencies the ability to assess, assure, monitor and measure the security posture of their information technology assets in near-real time. DHS may use feedback to further refine technical requirements to potentially establish a qualified product list for commercial-off-the-shelf products that can be used by federal, state and local governments for information security continuous monitoring. The department says that the tools and services delivered through the SAIR Tier III project will provide federal agencies with the ability to enhance and automate their existing continuous network monitoring capabilities, correlate and analyze critical security-related information, and enhance risk-based decision making at the agency and federal enterprise level. Sol. No. RFI-OPO-12-0001. Respond by Jan. 9, 2012. Contact: Tanisha Walcott, contract specialist, tanisha.walcott@dhs.gov, 202-447-0612.

DHS S&T Issues FRI for IT Security Compliance Testing

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate has issued a Request for Information (RFI) related to proposals that employ efficient, thorough and comprehensive methodology for addressing S&T’s current IT security requirements and can scale tactically without compromising quality of service. Support extends to all aspects of IT services including applications, desktop and laptop computers, local area network connectivity, audio-visual and video-teleconferencing, telecommunications, software and hardware acquisition and installation and the provision of adequate staff levels to ensure this support is maintained. The IT security service under the contract will be directorate-wide and include project management, security compliance services, and security test and evaluation and penetration testing. Sol. No. DHS_ST_IT_SECURITY_ISSO_11-21-11. Respond by Dec. 19. Contact: William Mallison, William.mallison@dhs.gov.