Opportunities

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

Maritime Patrol Aircraft DHC-8 Prototype Modification

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO) has announced that it will release its DHC-8 modification requirement through C5 for Industry/Government engagement. In order to maintain the required capability and extend its operational reach throughout the maritime area of responsibility, AMO must modernize the DHC-8 in order to maintain a capable and cost-effective medium range aircraft. CBP, AMO is initiating the modification effort to design, develop, integrate and operationally test a set of upgrade requirements for a prototype Bombardier DHC-8 Q200 and Q300 aircraft to form a basis for future DHC-8 fleet-production conversions. More information regarding the Government’s requirement is contained in the Request for White Papers, released to the membership on April 13, 2018. White Papers are due C5 on April 27, 2018.

Multi-Function Electronic Warfare (MFEW) Airborne Payload

Army Program Executive Office (PEO) Intelligence Electronic Warfare & Sensors (IEW&S), Project Manager (PM) Electronic Warfare & Cyber (EW&C), Product Director (PdD) Electronic Attack (EA) has announced its intent to use C5 as its acquisition approach to prototype MFEW-AL systems. The MFEW-AL system will provide the Army with an Offensive Electronic Attack/Electronic Warfare Support System to be mounted on a Class IV Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). More information regarding the Government’s requirement is contained in the Request for White Papers, released to the membership on April 13, 2018. White Papers (in two parts) are due to C5 on May 11, 2018, and to the Government on May 15, 2018.

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 is contained in the Request for White Papers, released to the membership on April 26, 2018. White Papers are due to C5 on May 10, 2018.

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.

The Request for White Papers (RWP) was released to the membership on March 30, 2018. White Papers are due to C5 on April 13, 2018.

 

 

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.