CMG’s consortia offer a wide range of opportunities for members across their technology domains. At any time throughout the year, Government program managers can identify a requirement and solicit technology solutions, either through a Request for Information (RFI) or a Request for White Papers (RWP). These requirements are released to CMG’s consortia memberships upon receipt of the Government’s requirement contained in a Statement of Need. CMG works with each interested member to ensure that Government expectations are met and statutory compliance is maintained.

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C5 Opportunities

Army Program Manager (PM) Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT)

Army Program Manager (PM) Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) has announced its intent to use C5 to pursue prototype Assured PNT (A-PNT) systems for mounted and dismounted soldiers. More information regarding the Government’s requirement will be contained in the Request for White Papers to be released to the membership upon receipt from the Government.

Defense Travel System Modernization

In preparation for release of the Defense Travel System (DTS) Modernization requirement in support of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) efforts to modernize DoD travel, C5 held an Industry Day on October 12, 2017, in Washington, DC.

DoD is considering transitioning to a secure, efficient and effective end-to-end travel solution. The initial phase of the requirement will focus on Temporary Duty (TDY) Business Travel in the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR), leading to further capability expansion to a broader set of travel requirements. The FedBizOpps announcement contains more information on the requirement. The Industry Day provided an opportunity for participants to meet with and ask the Government questions about the requirement, process and award.

Upon receipt from the Government, C5 will release the Request for White Papers (RWP) to the membership.

National Background Investigation System (NBIS)

In preparation for release of the Defense Information System Agency (DISA) requirement to design, develop, secure, operate and sustain a Federal-wide National Background Investigation System (NBIS), a Request for Information (RFI) was released, and responses were submitted to the Government on September 29, 2017. White Papers were due to C5 on December 4, 2017, and have been submitted to the Government.

Army Training Information System (ATIS) Request for Proposal (RFP)

In anticipation of release of the ATIS RFP, C5 hosted an Industry Day on June 5, 2017. The Government’s presentation from the Industry Day and additional information regarding the upcoming requirement are posted online in the FedBizOpps announcement. The Request for White Papers was released to the membership on October 25, 2017.  White Papers were due to C5 on November 28, 2017, and have been submitted to the Government.

Cyber Innovation Challenges

C5 is pleased to announce award of Cyber Innovation Challenge II to Enlighten IT Consulting LLC.

The Government’s objective of this Challenge was to obtain a prototype solution to expedite the development and demonstration of system security technologies for the improvement of cyber defensive capabilities. This project will demonstrate a continuous monitoring and risk-scoring capability which will aid in understanding and managing cyberspace risks. The analytic suite to be delivered under this Project Agreement will significantly advance the Department of Defense’s cyber-warfare capabilities on the defensive spectrum, built upon the analytic framework of the Big Data Platform – Army. It will maintain an ongoing awareness of information security and will allow visualization of vulnerabilities and threats, impacting mission execution and supporting risk management decisions.

C5 has hosted five Cyber Challenges since the program began in May 2015. C5 currently has three members performing projects as the result of their selection in a Cyber Challenge. In its latest Challenge, completed earlier this year, the Government seeks an advanced software-based prototype solution for a Persistent Cyber Training Environment platform. The solution will aid in the development of the required skills for Cyber Mission Forces and the entire Department of Defense Cyber Workforce for mission execution.