Army RFI seeks cyber electronic warfare techniques

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U.S. Army Spc. Julio Rodriquez, with the 1014th Sapper Company, Task Force Roughneck, Task Force Sword, a combat engineer form Canovanas, Puerto Rico, teaches new reconnaissance software (Automated Route Reconnaissance Kit) to soldiers from the 190th Engineer Company, TF Roughneck, at Forward Operating Base Deh Dadi 2, Dec. 6. The 1014th Sapper Company reached out to qualify their fellow engineers with the 190th Eng. Company.

The Army is conducting market research on techniques and tools to disrupt traditional and nontraditional radio communications and digital networks.

In a request for information posted to FedBizOpps on March 17, the Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, has asked for industry feedback on existing technical capabilities and the potential for research and development of cyber electronic warfare technologies that can pinpoint computer system vulnerabilities, impair or influence networks, surgically jam communications and manipulate data against or in systems.

Contractors have been requested to provide white papers containing what capabilities they can develop and perform at technology readiness levels three to six, with all proprietary and other sensitive information marked and identified with disposition instructions. Submitted material will not be returned.

Responses are due by March 31, 2017, 2 p.m. EST.

The entire RFI — with technology readiness level description, a required market survey questionnaire for interested contractors and other submission instructions — can be read on FBO.gov.