Army seeking white papers for network capability set

By Jaspreet Gill / January 10, 2020 at 11:50 AM

The Army has released a request for white papers for the service's next integrated network capability set.

According to an Army press release, the service is looking for prototype solutions at a technology readiness level of six and above for Capability Set 23, which will provide tactical network transport, application and command post enhancements.

An official request was posted on Jan. 6 to the Consortium Management Group website.

The notice lists six topic areas for white papers: hardened network transport and reduced electronic signature for command post and mounted formations; separation of data by identity access and management; electronic warfare modular open suite of standards and radio waveforms; non-proprietary open suite of consolidated tools for unified network operations; optimizing compute, storage and applications on a distributed computing architecture; and managed multi-orbit/medium earth orbit/geostationary equatorial orbit satellite communications services for operational and tactical forces.

The service outlined plans for Capability Set 23 in November during a two-day industry event in Austin, TX. The capability set is focused on increasing resilience and capacity of the network through satellite communication, including faster command platform set up, integrated signature management planning tools and cloud capabilities for improved readiness.

The service plans to award an other transaction agreement for Capability Set 23 in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2020.

Responses are due by Jan. 21.