Army releases draft RFP to aid cyber, EW, signal capabilities

By Jaspreet Gill / October 5, 2020 at 4:46 PM

The Army has released a draft request for proposals asking for help with cyberspace, electronic warfare and signal capabilities development and modernization.

Industry will be supporting Army Futures Command's Cyber Capability Development Directorate in six "task areas," which include concept and requirements development, experimentation, force modernization proponent integration, designing technical assessments for emerging technologies, and other capabilities, according to the draft RFP released Oct. 5.

"The contractor shall have hands-on experience in the design, installation and configuration of various signal, cyberspace and EW devices over a variety of network transport," including wired, wireless and satellite communications, the notice states.

Industry will also work with Army Training and Doctrine Command to develop and validate requirements within the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development Systems and analyze the service’s current cyber warfare posture.

To aid requirements development, industry should "support planning for signal, cyberspace operations, [EW], and/or information-related capabilities, programs, projects and systems including determining operational requirements and technologies needed to satisfy them."

The contractor will assess capability gaps and changes in systems and force structure to identify required doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel, facilities and policy changes.

Work will be performed at the Cyber Center of Excellence in Ft. Gordon, GA.