Army installations need a networking and data brokering system capable of rapidly integrating diverse data sources and systems into a unified data mesh and Common Operating Picture (COP) dashboard. To meet these needs, US Ignite is managing an ‘Installation Operations Tool’ (IOT) project for the requirements development and live demonstration of a potential solution at Fort Moore, GA (formerly known as Fort Benning). This project is in support of the US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center (USACE-ERDC) and the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment (ASA IE&E).

As a part of the IOT project, US Ignite is releasing this Request for Information (RFI) to collect feedback from industry about the available technologies and key considerations for demonstrating an Installation Operations Tool live at Fort Moore, GA. Feedback received in response to this RFI will inform a subsequent solicitation(s) for the design, integration, and live demonstration of the Installation Operations Tool. The Installation Operations Tool is intended to become a foundational capability for securely and rapidly modernizing Army installations, so participation from industry partners is encouraged at this stage to ensure the best outcome for the future of Army installations and the servicemembers they support.

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Question & Answers and office hours

Any requests, questions, or other communications about this RFI must be made by email to [email protected], RFI Coordinator. Communications made to other US Ignite personnel or attempts to ask questions by phone or in person will not be allowed or recognized as valid and may disqualify respondents from any future related solicitations. Any questions must be submitted by January 19, 2024 8:00 PM ET. Respondents are encouraged to submit questions as early as possible, to support time US Ignite will endeavor to respond to all parties no later than January 26, 2024 8:00 PM ET.

Respondents are permitted and encouraged to request office hours with US Ignite staff, either to raise clarifying questions or to brief and seek feedback on related solutions. Respondents wishing to request office hours may do so by emailing [email protected]. Office hours used to gain additional information about this project or RFI will be recorded and published for equal access on US Ignite’s website. Office hours used to discuss vendor capabilities will not be recorded and will be treated as confidential.

Response Content Guidance

There are no mandatory requirements for content submitted in response to this RFI. US Ignite recommends respondents re-use, to the greatest extent practical standard, existing materials available within respondents’ organizations to avoid significant time being necessary to respond. A list of types of information that would be beneficial to US Ignite can be found in the RFI document.

Submission Instructions

All RFI responses should be submitted by February 2, 2024, 8:00 PM Eastern Time. Responses should be submitted via email to [email protected] and should conform with the required guidelines described in section 5 ‘Response Content’ in the RFI document. Respondents will receive an email from US Ignite confirming receipt of their response. Respondents are encouraged to submit information as early as practicable, and may provide multiple responses to this RFI.