Defense Information Systems Agency, Procurement Directorate | Published August 5, 2015 - Deadline August 28, 2015
The Joint Planning and Execution Services (JPES) Portfolio Management Office (PMO), Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Services Development Directorate (SD) is seeking information from industry to assist with the development and planning of a potential new requirement.
1. Background. Information sharing, coordination and communication within the DoD Joint Planning and Execution Community (JPEC) are vitally important to the joint planning and execution processes performed daily by JPEC members. The JPEC conducts global military operations in support of the National Defense Strategy. The JPEC consists of those headquarters, commands, and agencies involved in the training, preparation, movement, reception, employment, support, and sustainment of military forces assigned or committed to a theater of operations or objective area. It usually consists of the Joint Staff, Services, Service major commands (including the Service wholesale logistic commands), unified commands (to include combatant commands and their Service component commands), sub-unified commands, transportation component commands, joint task forces (as applicable), the Defense Information Systems Agency, the Defense Logistics Agency, and other Defense agencies - as may be appropriate to a given scenario.
InterNetNews (INNews), also known as Newsgroup Services, is a capability that supports the JPEC for the orchestration of joint military operations and is the primary coordination and communications capability for the JPEC for information sharing, coordination, communication and collaboration on plan building, unit level sourcing, and transportation validation. The JPES PMO is conducting market research to determine if other capabilities exist that might provide better solutions for meeting customer requirements.
2. Purpose. Through this RFI, the JPES PMO seeks to identify Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) or Open Source candidate capabilities with the potential to replace the current JPEC incumbent capability (Newsgroup Services) with a modern, robust, web-based capability that provides a secure, shared, topic threading workflow staffing environment that supports discovery, content delivery, reporting, and alerting functionality. Potential candidates should meet the technical characteristics listed below in section 3.