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ADReSS Industry Day - Final v2.pptx

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This presentation is from the ADReSS Industry Day, focusing on the AF DCGS requirements support services. The goal of the industry day is to establish synergy between the DoD program office and industry representatives, incorporate industry feedback into the RFP development process, and communicate program requirements and updates.

The presentation covers various topics such as the future landscape of AF DCGS, emphasizing open architecture, cloud integration, and agile software development. It outlines the AF DCGS leadership team, workforce composition, goals, vision, and mission.

Additionally, it details the ADReSS program's small business opportunities, contract information including a multi-year, multi-award IDIQ schedule, and specific project requirements for software development, hardware development, SME capability support, proposal management, program/project management, engineering services, fielding/deployment, and sustainment transition.

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AF DCGS Requirements Support Services (ADReSS) Industry Day

AFLCMC/HBGB
Lt David Noland
Comm: 478-222-8057
david.noland@us.af.mil
Note: All Requirements and Proposal Plans/Structures are Subject to Change
Welcome and Introductions
Welcome and Introductions
C2ISR Division Leadership
AF DCGS Branch Leadership
ADReSS IPT Members
Why are we here?
The AF DCGS Program office has interest in awarding a multi-year, multi-award contract for future innovative programs in AF DCGS, with ability to respond rapidly to new challenges
What is the goal for today?
Ensure synergy between the DoD program office and Industry representatives
Incorporate Industry comments into the RFP development process
Communicate interoperability and open standards
Communicate program requirements and schedule
Gain a better understanding of recent industry developments
Provide updates to Industry of future program developments and acquisitions
Note: All Requirements and Proposal Plans/Structures are Subject to Change
AgendaAF DCGS Chief Engineer: Opening Remarks
Future Landscape
Open Architecture has positioned us for competition
OA Tech Refresh allows for opportunities for competition and future growth
NexGen CONOPS is driving Mission Assured Hybrid Cloud
AF Digital Transformation is driving ownership of the Tech Stack
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning initiatives are driving data intensive activities
ABMS / JADC2 is driving need for data sharing and collaboration
Need for Flexibility and Resilience
DevSecOps Culture & Mindset: Agile / LEAN / Continuous Improvement / Teaming
IT is an ever-changing landscape: Change Management / Resilience
Leverage automation to the fullest to gain speed and agility
Establish partnerships and leverage one another through teaming!

Air Force
Distributed Common Ground System
(AF DCGS)
Overview
AF DCGS Leadership Team
Workforce
- Military: 14
- Civilians: 69
- Contractors: 317
- Total: 400
Materiel Leader
Lt Col Gutierrez
Product Support Manager
J. EckersleyC. Coates
Chief Sys Engineer
J. Bechtel
Langley Lead
S. NunnDGS-XGNS
Chief
Lt Col Johnson
Lead Sys Engineer
K. Sylvester
Goals
Transition AF DCGS to an Open Architecture
Integrate Sustainment into everything we do
Deliver on our Commitments
Migrate to a Hybrid Cloud
Integrate Artificial Intelligence and Machine LearningAF DCGS Branch
VISION: Provide our nation a warfighting edge over our adversaries through our ability to quickly adapt and deliver capabilities
MISSION: Deliver competitive advantage capabilities and support to the warfighter at the Speed of Relevance

Continue Open Architecture (OA) installation and Transition to Operations with supporting Mission Capability Bundles ISO Air Combat Command
Leverage Cloud services and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) algorithms to improve mission capabilities, data sharing and access to emerging technologies
Program Goals
Key Dates
Directives
AFLCMC/HBGB
Program In Operations and Support Phase
(Post Milestone C)AF DCGS CapabilitiesAF DCGS Way Forward
Open Architecture (OA) Hardware (HW) and Enterprise Services 100% Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS)-based; mission applications 95% COTS/Government Off the Shelf (GOTS)-based
AF DCGS program adopted a tailored SAFe Agile Framework
Agile Release Trains plan, develop and deliver capabilities on 90-day cadence
Developing Continuous Integration Environment to release on demand
Established 24/7 OA Maintenance Center (OAMC) to minimize down time, rapidly push updates, improve configuration management
Capability to provision Virtual Machines (VMs) to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Azure (Commercial Cloud Environments)

OA DCGS paves the runway to a Hybrid Cloud Environment10
AF DCGS Challenge
Enduring system unable to support rapid capability delivery
Proprietary, aging components/interfaces; vendor locked architectures
ICDs and Technical Baseline not Government owned; costly integration
Lack of collaboration; access required for problem/ target-centric ops
Multiple operator workarounds to overcome capability LIMFACs
Limited IC and industry tools built for Solaris environment
Collaboration across Ops floor and with external partners difficult
A global enterprise that enables dynamic, federated operations demands agility!

ADReSS Program
Overview
Note: All Requirements and Proposal Plans/Structures are Subject to Change

ADReSS Program
Small Business OpportunityContract Information
Tentative Schedule
Multi-Year, Multi-Award IDIQ for the development, test, integration, and fielding of new AF DCGS capabilities
Focus on Open Architecture, Cloud, and Agile Software Development
SSS Release: 26 Feb 21
Industry Day (virtual): 3 May 21
Draft RFP Releases : Nov 22
RFP Release: Jan 2022
Contract Award: Oct 2022
Period of Performance: Nov 2022-Nov 2027
Anticipated Contract Strategy:
Full & Open Competition w/ partial small-business set-aside
5 year, multi-award IDIQ w/ performance based metrics

Anticipated Contract Types:
FPIF, CPIF, CPFF, FFP

POC: Lt David Noland (478) 222-8057
Note: All Requirements and Proposal Plans/Structures are Subject to Change

ADReSS
Project RequirementsNote: All Requirements and Proposal Plans/Structures are Subject to Change
Overall Objective/ Requirements
Software Development (Largest)
All data rights shall be delivered to the Govt.
Examples: AI/ML, Visualization, collaboration, task management,
Software testing, evaluation, and integration
Software developed has to be tested, evaluated, and integrated into the AF DCGS DSIL
Hardware Development (Minimal)
All data rights delivered to the Govt.
Examples: Cross Domain Security Devices
Hardware testing, evaluation, and integration
Hardware developed has to be tested, evaluated, and integrated into the AF DCGS DSIL
Overall Objective/ Requirements
SME Capability Support
Highly technical to assist the Govt. with integration of new state of the art technology to support a specific requirement into the AF DCGS weapon system
Examples: Cloud integration, AI/ML,
ADReSS Detailed Requirements
Contract/Proposal Management

The contractor shall prepare and submit proposals to meet Government requirements as identified in receive Request for Proposals (RFP) from the PCO. Proposals shall be completed/submitted within thirty (30) business days of contractor's receipt of a Request for Proposal (RFP).

The contractor shall prepare and submit Rough order of Magnitudes (ROM) to support government market research and budgeting purposes. ROMs shall be completed/submitted within ten (10) business days of contractor's receipt of a ROM request and be within a 30% fidelity/margin of error to final cost and schedule estimates.
ADReSS Detailed Requirements
Program and Project Management

The Contractor shall provide program management, control, and reporting services needed to execute this contract and authorized task orders. These services shall include the management and oversight of all activities performed by contractor/subcontractor personnel to satisfy the requirements identified in this PWS and associated task/delivery orders.
Earned Value Management
Maintain and follow an Integrated Master Plan/Schedule
Program/Project Cost Management
Scalable to effectively support multiple projects
Integrated Baseline Reviews
Data Management
ADReSS Detailed Requirements
Engineering Services

The Contractor shall use agile software development methodologies following Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) for mission applications to enhance existing systems and develop new systems using emerging technologies.

The contractor shall deliver new capabilities to the warfighter on quarterly basis and as part of agile development process of major IT systems, as well as monthly development testing and quarterly operational testing.

The contractor shall utilize Intelink for its software development code repository; exceptions will be granted dependent on mission partner requirements.

ADReSS Detailed Requirements
Engineering Services (Cont.)

The contractor shall use cloud computing for the U.S. IC (C2S), GovCloud and private cloud to support deployment of operational capabilities. Dependent on mission partner requirements, the contractor shall utilize the following for cloud orchestration:
Redhat cloud forms
VMware, vRealize Automation (vRA)
vRealize Orchestrator (vRO)
Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS)
Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS)

The Contractor shall provide innovative architecture, solution designs, and DCM solutions that increase the AFLCMC/HBGEB, USC Title 10 Armed Forces, and USC Title 50 War and National Defense (Title 10/50) mission partners ability to reduce the time-to-field of critical ISR and C2 mission capabilities.

ADReSS Detailed RequirementsEngineering Services (Cont.)

The Contractor shall review, test, and evaluate system designs to ensure user and functional
requirements are satisfied in a sound, technical and cost-effective manner. The contractor shall
ensure that reviewed system designs address software requirements, hardware requirements,
network requirements, security requirements, personnel requirements, and facility requirements.
The contractor shall ensure the designs conform to Government and Industry Standards and that
best practices are consistent with unique user, service, command, or community-oriented policies and procedures.

ADReSS Detailed RequirementsEngineering Services (Cont.)

The contractor shall review, analyze, and provide system designs based on Government-provided constraints identified in individual delivery orders). The contractor shall review, analyze, and document that:
Designs are applicable to a single site, to multiple sites, or other Government-specified environment
Designs (when applicable) address hardware, software, databases, visualization, documentation, environmental