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2022-05-16 23:59:59 US/Eastern Time
Exploitation of digital footprints is a primary concern for the Department of Defense (DoD). The privacy and protection of DoD personnel in specialized professions is critical for safeguarding sensitive information and the lives of servicemembers and affiliated personnel. Yet, current practices and digital services continue to proliferate data that may be aggregated to identify and track DoD personnel. Without the knowledge and tools to manage and protect digital information, DoD personnel remain vulnerable through higher risk of information spillage and privacy breaches. Indeed, adversaries have exploited security gaps to gain access to sensitive DoD information.
In response, the DoD seeks a blend of 3 separate technical, analytical, and training solutions to address key digital fingerprint security gaps with the following qualities:
Non-Traditional Defense Contractor definition: An entity that is not currently performing and has not performed, for at least the one-year period preceding the solicitation of sources by DoD for the procurement or transaction, any contract or subcontract for the DoD that is subject to full coverage under the cost accounting standards prescribed pursuant to section 1502 of title 41 and the regulations implementing such section (see 10 U.S.C 2302(9)).
Solution Brief Requirements:
Solution Briefs should not exceed five (5) written pages using 12-point font or, alternatively, Solution Briefs may take the form of briefing slides which should not exceed fifteen (15). Please note that there is a 10MB file upload limit.
This Area of Interest (AOI) will be awarded in accordance with the Commercial Solutions Opening (CSO) procedures outlined in HQ0845-20-S-C001, posted on SAM.gov, Updated Published Date: March 23, 2020. See https://sam.gov/opp/e00f6563e0c84a04adc0a36215663e15/view.
Companies are advised that any Prototype Other Transaction (OT) agreement awarded in response to this solicitation may result in the direct award of a follow-on production contract or agreement without the use of further competitive procedures. Follow-on production activities will result from successful prototype completion.
The follow-on production contract or agreement will be available for use by one or more organizations within the Department of Defense. As a result, the magnitude of the follow-on production contract or agreement could be significantly larger than that of the Prototype OT agreement. All Prototype OT agreements will include the following statement relative to the potential for follow-on production: “In accordance with 10 U.S.C. § 4022(f), and upon a determination that the prototype project for this transaction has successfully been completed, this competitively awarded Prototype OT agreement may result in the award of a follow-on production contract or transaction without the use of competitive procedures.”
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