Synthetic Training Environment – Information System (STE-IS) Training Simulation Software (TSS)/Training Management Tool (TMT) Prototype Project

Update – 02.22.2021

The STE TSS TMT team has completed their Phase 2 evaluations and after careful review and in accordance with the criteria established in the RFS, the following performers have been selected to move to Phase 3a, TIMs and Initial Solution.

  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Cole Engineering Services
  • Cubic

Update – 01.29.21

Questions & Answers

STE-IS TSS TMT-Q&A-RFS-01.26.21

Update – 01.26.2021

The following attachment has been updated and is now available, the updated link expires on 2/2/2021.

Grid AWS Ft. Hood (link to download)

In order to access, personnel must complete and return the Security Vetting Form & GFI Distribution Agreement to [email protected].

If you have previously submitted the GFI Distribution Agreement Distro D for this project, the password and link you received is still valid.  If the password you were provided has expired, please contact NSTXL at [email protected].

UPDATE – 01.22.2021

Tentative Timeline

The following attachment has been updated.

TSS TMT RFS Tentative Timeline, dated 1.22.2021, Distribution A

UPDATE – 01.20.2021

The STE TSS TMT team has completed their evaluation of the Demonstration Plans and after careful review and in accordance with the criteria established in the RFS, the following performers have been selected to move to Phase 2, Capability Demonstrations.

  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • CAE USA, Inc.
  • Cole Engineering Services, Inc. (CESI)
  • Cubic
  • General Dynamics Missions Systems (GD-MS)
  • Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS)

1.4.21 Update

The following attachment has been updated and is now available, the Government has provided a new link.

Grid AWS Ft. Hood (link to download)

In order to access, personnel must complete and return the Security Vetting Form & GFI Distribution Agreement to [email protected].

If you have previously submitted the GFI Distribution Agreement Distro D for this project, the password and link you received is still valid.

12.22.20 Update

The STE OWT attachment is now available on the NSTXL Secure SharePoint.  Vetted vendors will now be able to download.

Updated documents and Q&A for the Final RFS are provided below:

RFS TSS TMT Amendment 1_12.22.2020

TSS TMT Tentative Timeline_12.22.2020

TSS TMT Final RFS Questions/Answers_12.22.2020 (this is a partial response, the rest will be addressed after demo plan submission)

12.21.20 Update

The following two attachments are now available. In order to access, personnel must complete and return the Security Vetting Form & GFI Distribution Agreement to [email protected].

If you have previously submitted the GFI Distribution Agreement Distro D for this project, the password and link you received is still valid.

  1. RVCT Project SFW-000158 and Hardware API V0.7 (zip file)
  2. Grid AWS Ft. Hood (document provides a link to download data from Government Secure site)

The STE OWT attachment will be posted as soon as received. Another notice will go out when posted.

Do not send any requests directly to the government as this may cause a delay in processing the request and/or unintentionally missing the request.

12.11.20 Update

Final RFS & Supporting Documents

RFS TSS TMT Final_12.11.2020

RFS_Attach 1_TSS TMT PWS V1.2 12.11.2020 (Distro A)

RFS_Attach 3_Cost Template Notional CLIN structure

RFS_Attach 4_Security Process for Vetting Vendors

RFS_Attach 5_Vendor GFI_Tech_Data_Distribution_Agreement

RFS_Attach 6_Vendor Self Vetting Form

RFS_Attach 7_Vendor Question Form

RFS_Attach 8 _Data Rights Assertions Tables

RFS_Attach 9 Data Rights License Terms Definitions

RFS_Attach 10_Terms and Conditions and EULA

RFS_Attach 11_Draft_TSS TMT DD254

In order to access Attachment 2, TSS TMT TDP dated 11 December 2020, personnel must complete and return the attached Security Vetting Form and GFI Distribution Agreement to Initiat[email protected].

Do not send any requests directly to the government as this may cause a delay in processing the request and/or unintentionally missing the request.

If you have previously submitted the GFI Distribution Agreement Distro D for this project, the password and link you received is still valid.

12.10.20 Update

Questions & Answers dated 12.10.20

STE TSMT Question_FINAL_10Dec20

11.24.20 Update

The STE-IS TSS/TMT Project TALX recording and Q&A from the 9 November 2020 event are now available. The link and password that was sent out 11/19-11/20 to vetted and cleared vendors is still valid and the files can now be downloaded.

As a reminder, the event was a Distro D event. Therefore, the recording and Q&A are to be protected as Distro D information per the DOD Instruction 5230.24.

11.23.20 Update

The additional STE TSS/TMT documents referenced in the Project Talx on 11/19/2020, as well as the Slide presentation, are now available.  The link and password that was sent out 11/19-11/20 to vetted and cleared vendors is still valid and the files cans now be downloaded.

As a reminder, these documents are marked Distro D and as such are to be protected per the DOD Instruction 5230.24.

11.13.20 Update

Suspense for questions and vendor feedback on the Draft RFS package are due NLT Nov 30 at 4pm ET.

***NOTE: The classification level of documentation has now gone to Distro D. Therefore, all vendors must be vetted and cleared to receive the updated attachments. This includes all vendors previously cleared and vetted to receive Distro C documentation. In order to have access to this updated information, please fill out the GFI Tech Data Distribution Agreement. If you have not accessed the information previously, you will need to fill out both the Self Vetting Form and the GFI Tech Data Distribution Agreement.

Attachments removed & replaced with updates on 11.16.20

11.06.20 Update

The attached list of interested Vendors have given their permission to post their contact information to facilitate partnering for the STE TSMT Prototype Project.

This list is continually updated as more vendors give their permission to be added.

TSMT Vendor POCs_11.16.20

11.05.20 Update

STE TSMT Question-Form Question Set 3b_05Nov20

STE TSMT Question-Form Question Set 4_05Nov20

10.30.30 Update

The Government was unable to respond to all questions received and is working to finalize the answers to those questions.

The Government will continue accepting questions through a date specified in the final RFS. However, when draft documents/draft RFS is posted, please comply with the requested response time to allow Government response and proper changes can be made to the RFS.

STE TSMT Question-Form Question Set 3a_10.30.20

10.23.2020 Update

The Evaluation Criteria and Vendor Instructions are excerpts from the RFS. Questions regarding these documents and the TDP will be open until Friday, October 30, 2020 by 5 PM ET.

201023 STE TSMT Question Set 2-FINAL
201023_Attach_Platform One Overview
201023 Evaluation Criteria DRAFT
201023 Vendor Instructions DRAFT

Correction:  No FCL Secret required to obtain the TDP document.  Vendors must complete and return the attached Self Vetting Form and GFI Distribution Agreement to [email protected]. Do not send any requests directly to the government as this may cause a delay in processing the request and/or unintentionally missing the request.

Draft Technical Data Package (TDP) dated 16 October 2020, Version 1.0, Distribution C, Export Controlled.

UNCLASS FOUO Self Vetting Form
GFI_Tech_Data_Distribution_Agreement

10.20.2020 Update

All Questions on the PWS and TDP are due back by Friday, Oct 23, 2020 at 5 pm ET. Questions will again be able to be submitted once a Draft and/or RFS is posted.

Revision 2 of the Draft Performance Work Statement (PWS) For Synthetic Training Environment – Information System (STE-IS) TRAINING SIMULATION AND MANAGEMENT TOOL (TSMT), dated 20 October 2020. Changes are highlighted in yellow.

20201014 DISTRO A – TSMT Work Statement DRAFT FINAL R2

10.19.2020 Update – Draft Documentation Available:

In order to access the below referenced GFI, vendors must complete and return the attached Self Vetting Form and GFI Distribution Agreement to [email protected]. Do not send any requests directly to the government as this may cause a delay in processing the request and/or unintentionally missing the request.

Draft Technical Data Package (TDP) dated 16 October 2020, Version 1.0, Distribution C.

UNCLASS FOUO Self Vetting Form

Questions/Responses 10.16.2020:

STE TSMT Questions-Responses 10.16.20

Project TALX 10.9.2020:

View the Recording
STE TSMT Project TALX – 10.7.2020 Final


The U.S. Army’s future training capability is the Synthetic Training Environment (STE). The STE enables tough, iterative, dynamic, and realistic multi-echelon/combined arms maneuver, mission rehearsal, and mission command collective training in support of multi-domain operations. The STE will provide units the repetitions necessary to accelerate proficiency in individual through unit skill and collective task levels resulting in achieving and sustaining soldier readiness. The STE provides complex Operational Environment (OE) representations anytime and anywhere in the world. The STE will deliver collective training, accessible at the Point of Need (PoN) in the operational, self-development and institutional training domains.

The Training Simulation Management Tool (TSMT), consisting of the Training Simulation Software (TSS) and Training Management Tools (TMT), will deliver this comprehensive, collective training and mission rehearsal capability. The TSMT enables the convergence of the live, virtual, constructive, and gaming environments into the Synthetic Training Environment utilizing a single game or simulation engine. The STE TSMT delivers software applications, services and infrastructure along with compute and storage resources (both physical and cloud based) that will enable the Reconfigurable Virtual Collective Trainer (RVCT) – Ground and Air variants, RVCT Soldier – first person semi immersive gaming capability for both individual soldiers and platforms, Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) – Squad immersive Virtual Trainer (SiVT), and the Soldier Virtual Trainer (SVT). The STE TSMT also provides a highly scalable (up to 2 million entities), entity level, constructive, Brigade (Bde) and below training capability that is driven by the TSMT game/simulation engine and provides an integrated context for all of the aforementioned training capabilities to participate in multi-echelon collective training. In future STE Iterations the TSMT will also provide simulation and training management services for the Next Generation Constructive and Live Training environment as well as other training applications in conjunction with emerging Army modernization efforts.

The STE TSMT will be architected, design, developed and delivered/deployed using a highly collaborative, Government furnished, enterprise Digital Engineering and DevSecOps environment and process to facilitate frequent Soldier feedback to the vendor(s) in the planning ,design and development phases. The TSMT will be responsible for the full range of integration activities associated with planning, coordination, and documentation of the STE capability to include all supporting Other Transaction Agreements (OTAs).

In support of the upcoming TSMT Request for Solutions (RFS), the government anticipates holding a Project TALX webinar designed to serve as a transparent forum for sharing project information. The moderated discussion will include various lessons learned, current & future expectations, upcoming timelines, and key technology/focus areas to facilitate the STE prototype. The Project TALX webinar is scheduled for 7 October 2020. More details to come. Release of the RFS is anticipated during the month of October 2020. Continue to monitor NSTXL member emails, NSTXL Community, and trainingaccelerator.org for updates.