Joint Staff Sponsored Industry Days

This event provides an on opportunity to demonstrate potential products and technologies applicable to Operations in the Information Environment to members of the Joint Staff and services.  See message on this event sent below:

Notice of Request for Information on Technologies to Support Operations in the Information Environment AGENCY: Department of the Army, Department of Defense (DoD)

ACTION: Request for Information (RFI)

SUMMARY: The Department of the United States (U.S.) Army hereby gives notice of its intent to conduct an Information Event (meeting) on technologies to support operations in the information environment, on behalf of the Joint Information Operations Warfare Center (JIOWC). The objective of this event is to identify current technologies in an effort to address requirements identified in the Joint Concept for Operations in the Information Environment (JCOIE). The intended outcome of this Information Event is to identify potential performers, stakeholders, and technological capabilities to support future efforts through contractual mechanisms. While this event is being organized by the Army, all US DOD Services and Joint Staff interests will be represented. This event is a capstone event to the JIOWC Capability Based Assessment to identify required technology available to support desired military capabilities.

DATES: The event will take place from June 25-29, 2018 at 8283 Greensboro Drive, McLean, VA 22102.

Requests to attend the event and presentation abstracts should be submitted at the following website not later than June 20 at 3:00pm EST to allow for adequate scheduling of presentations: http://www.cvent.com/d/mgqsvs.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Bowman, (410) 278-5924, E-Mail:

Elizabeth.k.bowman.civ@mail.mil

 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Interested offerors of information may attend the event in person or may submit a response in 100-words or less describing how a technology meets one or more of the tasks identified in this document. Persons who attend the event must also submit an abstract of 100-words or less for inclusion in a final report.

 

For those offerors who will not attend the event but desire to have their technology included in the report, written responses should be submitted to the website no later than June 29, 2018 3:00pm EST. If problems are encountered on the website, material may be sent to the following address:  Dr. Elizabeth K. Bowman, Army Research Lab (ARL), Elizabeth.k.bowman.civ@mail.mil, U.S. Army Research Laboratory Computational and Information Science Directorate, RDRL-CII/Elizabeth Bowman, Building 321 Room 134, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005-5425.

 

The Joint Information Operations Warfare Center (JIOWC) is establishing requirements to support the emerging domain of Operations in the Information Environment. A Capabilities-Based Assessment (CBA) has identified four capability areas and seventeen subordinates Concept Requirement Capabilities (CRC’s). The capability areas and supporting CRCs and the supporting sub-tasks are identified below:

 

REQUIRED CAPABILITIES

A.  Required Capabilities to Characterize and Assess the Informational, Physical, and Human Aspects of the Security Environment. The Joint Force requires the ability to:

A.1 Determine impact of relevant informational, physical, and human aspects of the security environment on Joint Force objectives.

A.2 understand the perceptions and attitudes that drive behaviors that affect JFC’s

A.3 understand how relevant actors are successful in adapting their use of information

A.4 share contextual understanding of the security environment.

A.5 characterize, assess, synthesize, and understand trends of relevant actor activities and their impacts on the IE throughout cooperation, competition, and conflict.

A.6 analyze and estimate relevant change within the IE.

A.7 identify, access, and manage IE subject matter

A.8 understand internal and other relevant actor bias within the IE.

B. Required Capabilities to Formulate Options that Integrate Physical and Informational Power. The Joint Force requires the ability to:

B.1 identify, optimize and assess the effectiveness of the full range of options that integrate physical and informational power to produce desired psychological

B.2 employ required forces and capabilities from across the Joint Force to sustain or change perceptions and attitudes that drive desired behaviors of relevant actors.

B.3 assess relevant actors’ capability and capacity to receive, understand, and respond to Joint Force physical and informational

C. Required Capabilities to Execute and Modify Options. The Joint Force requires the ability to:

C.1 execute integrated physical and informational activities designed to achieve psychological

C.2 assess and modify informational power with the same level of competency as physical

D. Required Capabilities to Institutionalize the Integration of Physical and Informational Power. The Joint Force requires the ability to:

D.1 change how its individuals, organizations, and units think about and treat

D.2 organize, train, equip, and maintain organizations that deliberately leverage the informational aspects of military activities.

D.3 integrate operations with inter-organizational

D.4 leverage physical and informational power at its discretion to achieve

The JOCIE document provides a detailed explanation of the CRCs. This document is available upon written request to Dr. Bowman and is posted on the registration website. Requestors are asked to attempt to obtain the document from the website.

 

ARL is conducting a technology state-of-the-art review in support of the JIOWC CBA to identify technology readiness levels (TRLs) of existing or emerging systems to support the four capability areas and each of the subordinate CRCs. The Information Event will begin with a Government overview of the importance and military relevance of OIE. This will be followed by an overview of JCOIE CRCs that will include discussion and question/answers from the audience. Attendees will then be formed into four capability area subgroups led by government advisors to explore technology requirements in more detail. A technology demonstration opportunity will be offered during the last two hours of the first day for attendees to provide technology exemplars. Interested participants will have opportunities to present individual briefings over the next two or three days (the number of days will be determined by the number of attendees interested in presenting). Briefings will be organized by capability areas/CRCs. Presentations shall not exceed 10 minutes to be followed by 5 minutes of questions/answers. Government observers who sign non-disclosure agreements will complete a short and general review of how the technology addresses the CRC areas.

 

Physical attendance is not required at the Information Event. If interested parties would like to promote their technology for any of the capability areas, they should provide a written description of how the technology addresses one or more capability areas or CRC. Each description shall not be greater than 100 words and shall include the TRL for the system. The description shall clearly identify the offerer name, contact information, and identify any operational user groups. These descriptions should be submitted on the website.

 

 

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