DoD Biometrics Program Manager Seeks Contractor for Continued ABIS Support

The Program Manager for the Defense Department Biometrics has issued a Request for Information seeking potential contractors that can execute the Product Manager Biometrics Enabling Capability (PM BEC) support strategy for the Defense Department’s authoritative biometric database, the DoD ABIS. The PM BEC is seeking a system integrator capable of providing software and hardware sustainment, maintenance and modifications to the DoD ABIS as requirements and technology dictate, enabling the system to meet performance outcomes. The scope of the requirement is focused on sustainment of the current capability with a service life extension that could include the design, development, testing, integration, and maintenance of the hardware and software baseline. The database ingests, stores, processes, matches, and manages over 12 million biometrics records supporting military and homeland security missions. The planned contract is for five years, including a one-year base period and four one-year options. Northrop Grumman [NOC] is the current contractor for DoD ABIS. Sol. No. W15QKN-15-R-5146. Respond by Feb. 27. Contact: Olajumoke Oluwagbemi, [email protected], 609-562-5005.

DHS S&T Issues RFI for FFRDC

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate has issued a Request for Information (RFI) related to renewing the existing Homeland Security Studies and Analysis, which is a federally-funded research and development center providing independent analysis to the department, as the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC). The HSOAC would have renewed core competencies in operational analyses but would not change its basic mission as DHS’s sole studies and analysis FFRDC with continued support to all department components across the Homeland Security Enterprise. Sol. No. HSHQDC-15-I-FFRDC. Respond by Feb. 23. Contact: Shelby Buford, contracting officer, [email protected].

JPEO CBD Issues Draft RFP for ICIDS V Acquisition

The Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO CBD) has a continuous requirement for Integrated Commercial Intrusion Detection System Increment 5 (ICIDS V), which provides commanders the means to detect and assess the unauthorized intrusion or attempted intrusion of protected areas. The ICIDS V contract will be awarded as a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business set aside. A six-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract is planned with a ceiling value of $99 million. Sol. No. W911QY15R0006. Contact: Jennifer Kotar, [email protected], 407-384-3749.

CBP Seek Information on Medium-Energy NII Systems

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued a Request for Information from companies that could provide medium-energy mobile imaging systems for its large-scale non-intrusive inspection (NII) program. The systems would be used to detect contraband such as illicit drugs, terrorist weapons, and currency during inspections by agency field offices. Sol. No. RFI-2615-NII.  Respond by Feb. 20. Contact: [email protected].

USCIS Issues RFI for Financial System Modernization

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for the modernization of its financial system, with the main objective being to transition to a turnkey Shared Service Provider solution providing full financial management services while also providing storage and access to historical transactional data via a data repository. The services USCIS is looking to acquire from the SSP include infrastructure, software as a service, training, testing, help desk, data repository and conversion, security and disaster recovery, and financial services. The agency currently gets financial systems and services support from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Sol. No. HSSCCG-15-I-00003. Respond by Feb. 18. Contact: Charles Julian, contracting officer, [email protected], 802-872-4667.

State Department Seeks ETDs

The Department of State has issued a Request for Information to do market research in search of new equipment providers of explosive trace detection (ETD) systems in support of the requirements of its Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS), Office of Security Technology. The DS is the law enforcement and security arm of the State Department. The bureau uses ETDs as one element of its Explosive Detection Program and is seeking commercial-off-the-shelf products for use domestically and abroad. Sol. No. SAQMMA15I0020. Respond by March 3. Contact: Patrick Dermidoff, contracting officer, [email protected], 703-875-4679.

DHS Plans Enterprise Computing Services Initiative

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Chief Information Officer has issued a draft Request for Proposals related to its Enterprise Computing Services acquisition initiative designed to leverage the successes of data center consolidation with the federal “cloud first” mandate and the flexibility, agility, and savings being offered by emerging cloud computing technologies. The main objective of the initiative is to provide a portfolio of cost-effective, secure, and reliable information technology computing services necessary to enable DHS business units to accomplish their mission objectives. It is envisioned that the next generation of these services and computing capabilities will capture the shared on-demand capabilities existing in cloud technology. Sol. No. HSHQDC-15-ECS. Contact: Robin Jones, [email protected].

Coast Guard Plans C4IT Industry Day

The Coast Guard Command, Control, and Communications Engineering Center will host a C4IT Service Center Industry Day in Norfolk, Va., on Feb. 24. The Coast Guard will discuss business opportunities. Sol. No. HSCG44-15-I-CGITSCIndustryDay. Respond by Feb. 22. Contact: Jessica Coltz, contracting officer, [email protected], 757-686-6846.

Army Seeks Small Contractors for Radiological Detection System

The Joint Project Manager for Radiological for Radiological and Nuclear Defense plans to award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contracts to no more than three small businesses to provide a standard Defense Department Radiological Detection System that will replace the joint services’ current radiation detection, indication, and computation systems. The RDS will provide increased capability and enable the joint services to effectively conduct joint operations with interoperable equipment by providing a network centric, rugged radiation detection capability for detection of the entire spectrum of radiological and nuclear hazards and threats. The solicitation is expected to be released around Feb. 20. Sol. No. W911SR-15-R-0001. Respond by Feb. 19. Contact: Keyonna Hogan, [email protected].

Army Issues RFI for Handheld Multi-Sensor Explosive-Hazard Detection Systems

The Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate is seeking information on sources that can design handheld multi-sensor explosive hazard detection systems. The objective is to mature advanced sensor designs and investigate methods to integrate sensor and display components into a lightweight and low-cost handheld system that will provide a high probability of detection against a wide range of buried explosive hazard threats. Sol. No. W909MY-15-R-F005. Respond by March 9. Contact: Tonya Heyward, [email protected].