Contracts/BizOp – WANTED – Persistent Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (PS-ISR), Analytic Software

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Jobs WorldwideSolicitation Number: W911QX14R0020

The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate (SEDD) wants a new kind of intelligence and battlefield dominance software toolset.

What ARL/SEDD wants are technologies that form a holistic approach to locating terrorist networks and insurgent activities through Persistent Surveillance (PS), Open Source Intelligence, identification and localization of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) systems, and Improvised Explosive Devices (IED). Technologies include sensors, cloud computing, multi-source data fusion, munitions detection systems, signal processing tools and concepts, Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (PED) tool automation capabilities, and Counter-IED (CIED) technologies and systems in asymmetric, counter-terrorism, and counter-insurgency warfare scenarios. These technologies will convert sensor and intelligence data to actionable intelligence and enable the local commander to make informed real-time decisions based on all available intelligence.

Offerors must have a valid U.S. facility clearance of Top Secret, Secret storage capability, and have technical personnel with Top Secret/ Special Compartmented Information (SCI) Clearance in order to have access to details under this draft and/or formal solicitation process.

The mission of the ARL Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate (SEDD) is to research, develop, and operate sensors and electron devices to ensure U.S. military superiority and to provide the U.S. Army with effective intelligence and information tools, guaranteeing our soldiers’ the information dominance needed on today’s battlefield. Currently, there are many existing Persistent Surveillance (PS) platforms and data collection efforts and programs that are in the test and deployment stage. Each of them has exhibited various levels of capability and particular expertise in certain environments or modes of operation. As new technological problems are identified, an effort is needed to identify what capabilities currently exist, what lessons have been learned, and the development of a methodology to solve these technological problems.

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SEDD, WMD, IED, Surveillance, Future, Contracts, C-IED, Army, RDECOM, IDIQ, C4ISR, X201508

Holloman showcases MQ-1 Predator Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPV) UAVs UASs

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An MQ-1 Predator sits on the flight line of Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, August 19, 2014 prior to maintenance that will keep it flying and training the next generation of Air Force pilots and sensor operators. The MQ-1 is a medium-altitude, long-endurance, unmanned aircraft system. The MQ-1′s primary mission is interdiction and conducting armed reconnaissance against critical, perishable targets. When the MQ-1 is not actively pursuing its primary mission, it acts as the Joint Forces Air Component Commander-owned theater asset for reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition in support of the Joint Forces commander.

MQ-1 Predator Holloman Air Force Base, NM

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya

An MQ-1 Predator

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya

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Bill Golden’s Defense and Intelligence Careers News – 2014.08.22

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These information items are among some of the postings that Bill Golden orignally shared on his Twitter feed / Got News? Send to WGolden@IntelligenceCareers.com

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#WAR #IRAQ #ISIS #ISIL / Hagel: Iraq Crisis May Require DoD To Rethink 2015 $555B Budget @ICDefenseJobs … Pentagon might have to retool its 2015 budget proposal to account for the threats posed by and actions taken against the Islamic State, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday.  The fiscal year ends on Sept. 30. If Congress does not pass a 2015 spending plan by then, the government would likely be funded through a continuing resolution, which would limit funding at 2014 levels.

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#DoD gives #Amazon cloud/Amazon Web Services approval to handle sensitive data. @ICDefenseJobs … Amazon announced that it has achieved approval under the Defense Department’s cloud security model to operate commercial cloud services for the department’s sensitive, higher-security data management.   … #CLOUD Jobs

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#FUTURE #SECURITY / Top Six Strategic Threats to Worry About in Today’s Global Headlines @ICDefenseJobs …  What do hundreds of nuclear-weapons wonks discuss when cloistered for two hot August days in a windowless Midwest conference center? Turns out, it’s not just nuclear weapons. It’s about their deepest and well informed fears of how conflicts dominating today’s global headlines could translate into real life-altering events for Americans.  … Threat Analyst Jobs

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VIDEO - #SECDEF Discusses Scope of #ISIS #ISIL Threat in #Iraq | IntelligenceCareers.com aka USADefenseIndustryJobs.com http://ow.ly/ACoqp @ICDefenseJobs … 100+ CounterTerrorism Jobs currently available.

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Jobs Growth / Metro DC, Maryland and Virginia #Trends #Employment @USAJobZoo >> Ack!! Wrong direction. Total jobs increased in DC and VA but NOT enough to keep up with population growth. Maryland bleeds jobs. // Bill G sez: Part of it is probably the cost of living: too damned high! It is very difficult to be a startup jobs creator in an area where $alary needs to be fairly high (>$70K) to attract middle class professionals … and $70K itself is on the bottom edge of being a liveable salary for a professional in the region.

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Bill Golden, WGolden@IntelligenceCareers.com, is available for 1099 recruiting or Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) assignments. Has passport, will travel. Reasonable rates.

About Bill’s background:

Founder and Senior Recruiter, IntelligenceCareers.com, AKA USADefenseIndustryJobs.com.

Background: Bill Golden joined the U.S. Army at age 17, working his way through the NCO ranks to SFC/E7 and then he switched over to the officer corps. Bill retired from the Army as a Chief Warrant Officer (CWO), went into defense contracting, and started his own recruiting company in 1999: IntelligenceCareers.com.

About Bill’s career and expertise: 26L, 96B, 98C, 98GCXGMRU, 982A, 352C, K3. Graduate of University of Maryland: Double BA in European Studies, Government; University of Oklahoma: Master of Public Administration (MPA).

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SECDEF Discusses Scope of ISIS ISIL Threat in Iraq

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs GEN Martin Dempsey address ISIL’s threat to the U.S.


Harris gets $450M from DISA for Crisis Management System

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Jobs WorldwideHarris IT Services Corp., Herndon, Virginia was awarded a ceiling $450,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity hybrid contract (firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-award-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost reimbursement contract line items) for services to provide engineering, maintenance, and program management support for the Crisis Management System. The IDIQ total cumulative ceiling value of the contract is $450,000,000 over the one-year base period and nine one-year option periods. There is no guarantee that the contract will be extended beyond the base one-year ordering period. Performance will be at various locations in the continental United States, with an estimated completion date of August 2015. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $5,412,872 will be obligated on the first task order at time of award. The original solicitation was issued as other than full and open competitive action pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2304(c) (6) or 41 U.S.C. 3304(a) (6), and two proposals were received. The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization-National Capital Region, Fort Meade, Maryland is the contracting activity (HC1047-14-D-4006).

 

$300M for Small Businesses – USAF Seeks Small Business Innovation Research Ideas

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Jobs Worldwide WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) — The Air Force is searching for innovative, technology-based small businesses to compete for Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer, or SBIR and STTR, research and development contracts.

“We’re trying to foster innovative technology solutions for the warfighter and the U.S. Air Force SBIR and STTR programs ( by providing) more than $300 million in funding for research and development activities by small businesses annually,” said David Sikora, the Air Force SBIR/STTR program manager. “With this budget, the Air Force funds research from the early stages of concept development until it transitions to military or commercial use.”

During a September roadshow, Sikora will visit several western U.S. cities, meeting with small business owners and community leaders to discuss funding for high-risk projects that meet Air Force needs, intellectual property rights for the small business and Air Force assistance with transitioning or commercializing SBIR and STTR funded technology. The roadshow will take place September 22-26, visiting locations in Bozeman, Montana; Idaho Falls and Boise, Idaho; and Salt Lake City.

The Air Force SBIR and STTR programs are mission-oriented programs that integrate the needs and requirements of the Air Force through research and development topics that have military and commercial potential. The SBIR program was established by Congress in 1982 to fund research and development, or R&D, through small businesses of 500 or fewer employees. The STTR program was established in 1992 to fund cooperative R&D projects with small businesses and nonprofit U.S. research institutions, such as universities.

For more information about the roadshow and the programs, including commercialization readiness assistance for existing contracts visit the program website at www.afsbirsttr.com.

(Information courtesy of an 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs news release)

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U.S. Air Force ISR Agency – Mission Challenges

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Jobs WorldwideBy Wayne Amann, Air Force ISR Agency Public Affairs / Published August 20, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — For the eighth consecutive year tacticians and subject matter experts from across the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance community, met at the Air Force ISR Agency headquarters here to help shape the future direction of the Air Force — this time in concert with its sister services.

The ISR Weapons and Tactics Working Group, or WEPTAC, and Tactics Review Board, or TRB, convened Aug. 4-8 to tackle critical ISR issues and formulate ways to effectively manage ISR capabilities to meet the challenges ahead. This year’s event attracted more than 120 attendees, including first-time representatives from the Army, Navy and Marine Corps.

The weeklong event sported a hashtag style theme: “#WINNINGinCDO,” or contested, degraded operations, and featured an exchange of operational lessons learned and validation of ISR tactics, techniques and procedures, or TTPs.

“You are here to ensure ISR not only survives, but wins in a CDO environment,” said Maj. Gen. John Shanahan, the Air Force ISR Agency commander. “This is the only event in existence that brings together this much horsepower and mental capacity with the pure objective of improving the way we employ ISR.
“WEPTACs are incredibly effective events, but they will only make a difference if you see things through completion,” he continued. “I expect you to be passionate in solving these problems, but never forget we are a team and because of it, we will fight and win.”

The WEPTAC Working Group and TRB convened with a mission of enabling the Air Force to do its job smarter, faster and more effectively. It brought tangible and varied support to the warfighter.

“The event tackled so many relevant and timely issues to the warfighter, it’s almost impossible to highlight just one,” said Capt. Adam Young, an ISR weapons officer and the WEPTAC Working Group chairman. “Teams tackled efforts from standardizing the manner intelligence is reported on the battlefield, to coming up with ways to integrate our cyber warfare partners into operations to determining how our ISR organizational structures can better support the tactical fight.”

Diversity continued to be a staple of this annual event. Once again coalition attendees were major contributors to its strategic success.

“Our coalition partners remain invaluable teammates,” Young said. “In any future fight we’ll likely find ourselves standing side by side with them. That thought was not lost on our U.S. participants or our allies. It was clear the more we do now to integrate our tactics and training will pay huge dividends on future battlefields.”

The future of ISR will encompass the upcoming reorganization of the agency into 25th Air Force under the Air Combat Command. The WEPTAC Working Group and TRB addressed that impending transformation.

“This working group examined whether or not current and future ISR organizational structures are best postured to meet tactical demands — this included a detailed look at the role of the 625th Operations Center that will stand up with the creation of 25th Air Force,” Young said. “We’re grateful and humbled by the level of coalition participation at this year’s event and trust it will continue in whatever form it evolves into under ACC.”

Five mission area working groups, or MAWG, tackled some daunting ISR challenges, including ISR collection TTPs in CDO, analytical TTPs for CDO and intelligence dissemination.

“The MAWG teams took on very tough issues in a short time and I know our Air Force and the nation are better for their efforts,” Young said. “The next step is to see these efforts through to completion, only then can we count it a success.”

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Hot Job / Task Manager and Lead Instructional Designers, Quantico Virginia

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Jobs WorldwideEmployer: Knowledge Management Inc.

Job Description:

Title: Task Manager/Lead Instructional Designers

Job: #3307
Location: Quantico, Virginia
Duration: 3+ years
Work Status: US Citizens only
Clearance: Secret
Salary: Please let us know your salary requirement or your 1099 hourly rate

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The Task Manager/Lead Instructional Designer shall spend approximately 25% of their time on task management services and the remaining 75% on instructional design services. The Task Manager/Lead Instructional Designer shall have at least the following qualifications and skills:

a. Possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in instructional design, education, or related discipline plus 10 years of professional experience; or 7 years of professional experience with a related Master’s Degree. The professional experience shall include 5 years of experience in developing IMI and 5 years of Project Management experience.
b. Demonstrated ability to effectively organize, prioritize, multi-task and manage own and employees’ time effectively to meet deadlines.
c. Experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and with outside stakeholders to accomplish complex tasks.
d. Experience with e-learning development standards, SCORM, and American Disabilities Act (ADA) Section 508.
e. Advanced knowledge and experience with multimedia instructional design concepts, principals, and tools.
f. Knowledge and experience working closely with user organizations to gather information and analyze instructional needs.
g. Demonstrated track record of creating course structure and content that meets the needs of adult learners in a distance learning environment
h. Knowledge and experience working with Lectora® Inspire or similar “rapid” courseware development software/tools.
i. Experience conducting learning analysis to identify T&E gaps that can effectively and efficiently be remediated via technology-based learning.
j. Expertise with Microsoft® office automation tools to include Office®, Project® and Visio®.
k. Knowledge of Questionmark Perception is preferred.

 

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Hot Job / Global Response Force-Deployed Operations Research Analysts, Metro DC and OCONUS

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Global Response Force-Deployed Operations Research Analyst

Job ID:346451

Security Clearance: TS/SCI

Location:  Various CONUS and OCONUS locations. CONUS home station is in the metro Washington DC area.

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Job Description:

Leonie is currently seeking a qualified Global Response Force-Deployed Operations Research Analyst to join our world-class team of exceptionally skilled, ethical and committed professionals providing Information Operations, Intelligence and Analytical Services. Since 2004, Leonie has made the customer the top priority while maintaining a culture of industry thought leadership that has translated into unmatched mission accomplishments

Responsibilities

  • Will provide Operations Research Counter IED analytical support to the Global Response Force (GRF) and its organic elements on response timelines commensurate with assigned missions.
  • Will provide commanders tailored analytical products and trend assessments using current operational data based on specific intelligence and assessments within a specified Area of Operations (AO).
  • Can expect to deploy on tours with anticipated lengths up to four (4) months.
  • Must be physically able to deploy with SOF or explosive ordnance device (EOD) type of military unit.
  • During non-deployment periods, the GRF-Deployed ORSA will support the readiness brigade and prepare to deploy through a series of staff training and pre-deployment exercises and will provide region specific C-IED analytical products.
  • Travel up to 50% of the time in support of the readiness brigade.

Qualifications:

MS degree in a technical field or BS degree in a technical field with three (3) years experience
Minimum of one (1) year previous operations research deployment experience
Ability to present complicated, quantitative data in simplified, concise, understandable terms
Must be well versed in the following analytic tools (ArcGIS, Statistical Analysis Software [SAS®], Google Earth, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word)

Leonie offers you the opportunity to join an innovative, well respected organization and collaborate with industry experts and exceptional individuals. We provide a competitive compensation and a generous benefits package.

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Hot Job / MISO (PSYOP) Planner – OCONUS – Afghanistan

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MISO (PSYOP) Planner – OCONUS – Afghanistan

Job ID:352099
Location: Afghanistan
Security Clearance: U.S. Top Secret SCI/SSBI or other qualifiers

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MISO (PSYOP) Planner OCONUS – Afghanistan

Leonie is currently seeking a qualified MISO (PSYOP) Planner to join our world-class team of exceptionally skilled, ethical and committed professionals providing Information Operations, Intelligence and Analytical Services. Since 2004, Leonie has made the customer the top priority while maintaining a culture of industry thought leadership that has translated into unmatched mission accomplishments.

Job Description:

Planners will develop behavioral influence strategies and implementation plans; produce OPLANs, annexes, appendices, FRAGOs, white papers, scripts for MISO products and other military documents; present long and short term strategic communication overviews; prepare and present strategy assessments; and critically review higher headquarters’ plans and FRAGOs. Planners support product development; implementation and management of demographic analysis, as well as synthesizing information into persuasive dialogue form for basis of supporting strong concepts and resulting production.

Requirements:

  • 5 + years experience as a MISO/PSYOP Planner (MILDEC, EW, or CNO experience may count toward the total)
  • Experience developing multimedia influence products in line with strategic programs and plans
  • Recent (within 5 years) experience in OIF, OEF, or other named operation preferred
  • Experience living, working for extended periods in cross-cultural environments (living or working abroad, learning the host nation language, etc.) preferred
  • Understanding of Military Decision Making Process (MDMP)
  • Understanding PSYOP/MISO Planning process
  • Familiarity with Afghanistan, its culture, and U.S. involvement there
  • Demonstrated proficiency in both oral and written communications
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and adapt planning to mission requirements
  • Ability to critically review and analyze issues in a vague, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous environment
  • Ability to manage multiple product development projects with accuracy on a tight deadline
  • Good listener and ability to translate loose guidance and meet desired effect of the client
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite, particularly Word and PowerPoint

Education:

  • PSYOP/MISO Officers Qualification Course preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Military Experience Required:

  • Military rank of CPT or higher with 5 years of MISO or other IO experience, or an SFC or above with 10 years of MISO or other IO experience. Exceptions may be considered for outstanding candidates
  • Media Writing Capabilities
  • Media Production Knowledge/Experience

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan

Clearance Requirement:

TS/SCI Required; Secret may be considered for outstanding candidates

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Leonie offers you the opportunity to join an innovative, well respected organization and collaborate with industry experts and exceptional individuals. We provide a competitive compensation and a generous benefits package.

Leonie is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V