Counter Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance and Targeting (C-ISRT), Assessment for Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare (EMW) and Integrated Fires (IF)
Navy SBIR 2015.1 - Topic N151-080
SPAWAR - Mr. John Thom - firstname.lastname@example.org
Opens: January 15, 2015 - Closes: February 25, 2015 6:00am ET
N151-080 TITLE: Counter Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance and Targeting (C-ISRT), Assessment for Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare (EMW) and Integrated Fires (IF)
TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Information Systems, Battlespace
ACQUISITION PROGRAM: DCGS-N Inc 2 Integrated Fires, PEO C4I PMW-120, ACAT I
The technology within this topic is restricted under the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR), 22 CFR Parts 120-130, which controls the export and import of defense-related material and services, including export of sensitive technical data, or the Export Administration Regulation (EAR), 15 CFR Parts 730-774, which controls dual use items. Offerors must disclose any proposed use of foreign nationals (FNs), their country(ies) of origin, the type of visa or work permit possessed, and the statement of work (SOW) tasks intended for accomplishment by the FN(s) in accordance with section 5.4.c.(8) of the solicitation. Offerors are advised foreign nationals proposed to perform on this topic may be restricted due to the technical data under US Export Control Laws.
OBJECTIVE: Develop algorithms and methods to measure the effectiveness of Counter Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance and Targeting (C-ISRT), Cyber and Electronic Warfare effects in near real time in support of Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare (EMW) and Integrated Fires (IF). The use of game theory or other modeling methods are also needed to quantify the contribution of various C-ISRT and information related capabilities, e.g., Military Deception/Operational Deception (MILDEC/OPDEC), Computer Network Attack (CNA), Computer Network Exploitation (CNE), and active/passive Electronic Attack (EA), to the mission plan and warfighting outcome. The model should enable comparative analysis between various C-ISRT and information related capabilities during mission planning and execution and enable rapid plan modification based on the measured effectiveness.
DESCRIPTION: The U.S. Navy Information Dominance Roadmap 2013-2028 Executive Summary states:
"Integrated Fires will require new capabilities to fully employ integrated information in warfare by expanding the use of advanced electronic warfare and offensive cyber effects to complement existing and planned air, surface and subsurface kinetic weapons within the battlespace. Future information effects will be designed to impact and change adversary behavior, or when necessary, to control, manipulate, deny, degrade or destroy his warfighting capabilities."
Navy IF capabilities are primarily being pursued to: 1) coordinate and synchronize the use of both kinetic and non-kinetic capabilities to achieve desired lethal and non-lethal effects; 2) support all missions and target sets; 3) be applicable in and across all domains (sea, air, land, space and cyberspace); and, 4) be effective across all warfare environments, to include Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) scenarios.
PHASE I: Phase I will result in a design concept for gathering relevant data, including from open sources and ingested sensor data, and demonstrating the feasibility of assessing the effectiveness of various C-ISRT, OPDEC/MILDEC, EW and CNA/CNE effects. The design concept will include a basic model, analytics and metrics to quantify the value of the effects. This work will be at the UNCLASS level.
PHASE II: Based on Phase I efforts and any direction from the program office, Phase II will develop, demonstrate and validate a prototype solution that is hosted in the NTC or equivalent environment. Required Phase II deliverables will include:
PHASE III: Phase III will consist of transitioning the solution to DCGS-N Increment 2, or other appropriate program of record as determined by the program office. Additional development, testing and validation may be required. Source code and software development documentation will be provided in a format compatible with current Navy repositories. This work may be classified at the TS//SCI level. If the selected contractor does not have the required clearances and certification for TS//SCI classified work, the PMW-120 program office will work with the contractor to facilitate clearances of required personnel and facilities. Integration and testing of developed software may need to be performed at a government facility or lab.
PRIVATE SECTOR COMMERCIAL POTENTIAL/DUAL-USE APPLICATIONS: The methodologies developed in this SBIR topic may have applicability to gaming and other applications within a cloud architecture. The private sector is quickly moving towards the usage of cloud architectures for numerous commercial applications.
KEYWORDS: Integrated Fires; Game Theory; Cyber; Electronic Warfare; Cloud Architectures; Modeling
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