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Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Warfighter Visualization. Sol. BAA 96-37. (CBD Aug. 19) DARPA is soliciting proposals for research and development of visualization technologies for warfighters. The objective of the Warfighter Visualization program is to revolutionize and accelerate the availability of technology and systems that allow warfighters to see feel hear and interact with time-critical information while operating in real-world military operations.

The goals of the Warfighter Visualization program are: (1) to enhance individual warfighter situational awareness and decision-making ability by providing unique ways of receiving and interacting with spatially correct timely information in both individually served and shared environments (2) to develop enabling technologies for combining an individual warfighter's real view of the world with geospatially registered computer-generated information using graphics virtual icons and/or location-based text information that is based upon the user's current activities or mission time and (3) to develop novel mechanisms to present information to human sensory systems that match information content to human cognitive abilities for quick reaction responses. DARPA seeks proposals in the areas of visually coupled systems geospatial registration technologies and enhanced human-interface technologies.

Teaming and cost sharing are encouraged.

Contact: E.C. UrbanDefense Advanced Research Projects AgencyContracts Management Office3701 N. Fairfax DriveArlington Va. 22203-1714E-mail: eurban@darpa.milFax: (703) 696-2206

Federal Computer Acquisition Center. Federal Systems Integration and Management Center's Virtual Data Center Services (formerly Fedsim's Data Center Service). Sol. KRF-96-011. (CBD Aug. 15) In conjunction with the Office of Management and Budget's plan to consolidate data center operations throughout the government the Federal Computer Acquisition Center (Fedcac) andFedsim plan to acquire commercial data processing services primarily for federal agencies. A multiple-award contract is planned.

Potential prime contractors and their major subcontractors will be pre-qualified. Fedcac will be issuing a pre-qualification instruction letter on or about Aug. 15 via the Hanscom Electronic RFP Bulletin Board (HERBB) and the Internet.The request for proposals will be provided to industry on or about Sept. 3. An updated source list will also be provided. HERBB can be accessed via modem at (617) 377-1487 or via the Internet at www.herbb.hanscom.af.mil. For help using HERBB call Judith Sundell of Fedcac at (617) 860-7135.This synopsis is for information and planning purposes only. It is not a commitment by the government.

Contact: D. Jeanne Davis or Kathleen Salem RussoFederal Computer Acquisition Center83 Hartwell Ave.Lexington Mass. 02173-3115(617) 860-7138/7142E-mail: jeanne.davis@gsa.gov or kathleen.russo@gsa.gov

Virginia Contracting Activity. Program management development for the Modernized Intelligence Data Base (MIDB). Sol. MDA908-96-R-0045. (CBD Aug. 14) The Virginia Contracting Activity on behalf of the Defense Intelligence Agency intends to solicit and award a contract for program management and development. The vendor will be required to provide upgraded versions of MIDB and its attendant application software. Interested sources must have had previous experience(s) with very large database design exploitation legacy application software migration data consistency mechanisms database visualization (geographic algorithmic and tabular) commercial middleware code-generation products and electronic intelligence correlation algorithms.

The government will issue an RFP on or about Sept. 3.

Contact: Carl EdwardsVirginia Contracting ActivityP.O. Box 46563Washington D.C. 20050-6563(202) 231-2834Fax: (202) 231-2831

Virginia Contracting Activity. Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) information technology hardware. Sol. MDA908-96-R. (CBD Aug. 15) This synopsis supersedes the Commerce Business Daily announcement titled "Commercial off-the-shelf information technology hardware" published on Aug. 12. The Virginia Contracting Activity on behalf of the Defense Intelligence Agency intends to solicit COTS IT hardware. The requirement is for support of a heterogeneous Unix and Windows NT environment. This environment include servers workstations portable workstations system monitor/video cards operating systems expansion and enhancement modules components and peripherals X terminals and bundled systems.

There are also specialized systems PC-based systems peripherals and communications components.The requirements include support for and compatibility with the existing Unix baseline hardware and software inventory.

A draft solicitation will be issued on or about Aug. 29 via the Internet. It will be available on the World Wide Web at www.dia.osis.gov.

The final solicitation will be issued on or about Oct. 22.

Contact: Carl EdwardsVirginia Contracting ActivityP.O. Box 46563Washington D.C. 20050-6563(202) 231-2834Fax: (202) 231-2831

National Guard Bureau. Automated Flying Operations Management Information System software. Sol. 182&&&-9608-0001. (CBD Aug.14) Sources are sought by the National Guard Bureau for an Automated Flying Operations Management Information System. The system will be used to provide a comprehensive management database of all flying operations within the Air National Guard.

The initial information can be provided in the form of a technical data sheet technical bulletin or performance data sheet. It should include names model numbers and operating specifications.The information should also include pricing and availability data to be used to evaluate the possible acquisition of articles/services.

The system should contain the following requirements: a user-friendly system designed for ease of use high accuracy of data quality reliability training and complete system support. It should cover areas such as flight planning scheduling training management maintenance event tracking and other applications that are required or useful in running a flying operation.

The intent is to be able to run the systems from standard desktop computers and Pentium 133 MHz notebook computers using Windows 3.1 Windows 95 and Windows NT operating systems.

This is not a solicitation notice. The National Guard Bureau does not have a request to purchase at this time. It is requesting information only.

Contact: Maj. Bill Kittle or Robin DavisNational Guard BureauAttn: Acquisition Contracting Division5109 Leesburg PikeSuite 401BFalls Church Va. 22041-3201(703) 681-5897/0642E-mail: bkittle@ngb-emh2.army.mil or rdavis2@ngb-emh2.army.mil

Office of Government Ethics. Computer-integrated system design. Sol. 02-96. (CBD Aug. 14) The Office of Government Ethics requires technical engineering and software system design support to develop an automated Standard Form 278 "Public Financial Disclosure Report " to operate either as a runtime stand-alone or network application. The anticipated award date is Sept. 30.

Contact: James V. Parle or Robert E. LammonOffice of Government Ethics1201 New York Ave. N.W.Suite 500Washington D.C. 20005-3917(202) 208-8000 extension 1113 or (202) 208-8000 extension 1131E-mail: oge@attmail.com

General Services Administration. Federal Acquisition Services for Technology (FAST) program implementation. (CBD Aug. 14) The FAST program is a nationwide buying service with worldwide coverage that will use the most appropriate sources to satisfy client agency requirements. Those requirements may be satisfied by using the multiple-awards schedule governmentwide acquisition contracts indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity 8(a) contracts definite-quantity 8(a) contracts and other appropriate sources.GSA has scheduled the release of several competitive multiple-award IDIQ solicitations limited to 8(a)s under Standard Industrial Classification Code 7373 for late August.

The release dates for these solicitations will be announced in subsequent notices.

Contact: Francis JonesGeneral Services AdministrationInformation Technology IntegrationProcurement Services CenterFAST Program OfficeRoom G-4418th and F Streets N.W.Washington D.C. 20405-0001(202) 501-1072

The items included here have been selected from recent Commerce Business Daily issues and have been edited for space. Full text is available on-line on FCW's Web page at www.fcw.com and in hard copy from the Government Printing Office.

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