17 May 2021
Questions & Answers – Revision I
The update to this document is to include two additional clarification questions submitted which are highlighted at the end of the Q&A.
21 April 2021
RFS Amendment II
This RFS contains a solution deadline extension to May 28, 2021 at 12:00 PM Eastern.
Questions & Answers
6 April 2021
RFS Amendment I
Revisions highlighted in yellow.
Project TALX Questions & Answers
1 April 2021
Project TALX Slides
25 March 2021
Request for Solutions
24 March 2021
Draft Request for Solutions
Draft RFS Attachments
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Foundation for GEOINT 3D (FG3D) is looking to identify a technology that is an acceptable mix of both expediency and accuracy when it comes to RAPID 3D. The NGA has been participating in the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) RAPID 3D IPT calls and demonstrations and is seeking to further the RAPID 3D prototype project through continued development that will include key capabilities allowing for broad adoption and application. NGA desires to evolve the traditional acquisition cycle and take the RAPID 3D technology and develop it to NGA Unique specifications and quickly provide a prototype that will prove the concept and be deployed operationally for an extended “real world” test and evaluation period. It is NGA’s desire to award this agreement in a way that would allow the capability to be transitioned into an enterprise solution.
The Beyond 3D effort will continue to advance the SOCOM RAPID 3D work to NGA holdings within the NGA cloud system architecture to include scalability as well as additional APIs and/or SDKs to allow for seamless integration within the DoD and IC communities. Scalability to provide a geospatial big data architecture that supports both NGA Amazon Web Service (AWS) S3 cloud and modeling and simulation (M&S) users requiring the ability to serve up geo-specific real-world content, just in time to the user communities. The desired system will transform, conflate, and align source from multiple sensors and NGA products into an environment that supports machine to machine automation to accelerate processing, exploitation, dissemination and the generation of OGC CDB compliant databases. The environment will be capable of integrating applications, data, systems and streaming updated information to tactical users in real time without degradation of services.
Delivered solutions will include API/SDK development, metric tools, automated workflow pipelines and integration of NGA holdings as part of the 3D content production and access for and to others within the NGA specific cloud networks. These objectives include extension of SOCOM RAPID 3D efforts as well as new feature extraction tools, new metric tools to include quality, pipeline processing and versioning control, user profile needs integration as well as serving the “best” content based upon a user’s AOI choice(s). For all software delivered for these objectives, the developer will provide all code, test and accreditation documentation, software build instructions and source code required to meet DoD System Requirements Specifications for accredited software.
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