The Army is considering an award of an other transaction agreement for its data collection and reduction analytic (DCRA) prototype project, and is asking industry to submit white papers, according to a Wednesday government notice.
The DCRA framework is a “new software capability” that tests command, control, communications, computers, cyber, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems in a simulated multidomain environment, according to the Army. The service wants to develop the capability as a way to create a realistic multidomain environment for a weapon system under test, the notice states.
DCRA will provide the system under test with simulated intelligence data, such as signals, geographical, communications and imagery intelligence, according to the Army.
The first phase of the OTA award is expected to last 10 to 12 months, and involves the creation of the system design and initial prototype, according to the notice. The second phase will last about a year and will involve refinement through testing.
The Army is asking industry to submit white papers for consideration of Phase 1 of the award no later than June 9.