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Office of Naval Intelligence. General-purpose information technology equipment. Sol. N00015970022. (CBD Aug. 12) The Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) has developed a World Wide Web-based tool called SeaLink which enables customers to access various command intelligence databases including those with worldwide target locations and characteristic and performance information. ONI wants to buy a commercial mapping package compatible with the SeaLink environment. The server software must run on a Sun Microsystems Inc. SPARC 10/20/Ultra under the Solaris 2.5.1 operating system. The client machines which will display the mapping results will be PCs and Macintoshes. The package must be able to input worldwide positioning data and be able to time and plot the data on a map which then must be displayed on the client browser and be available for downloading as a GIF or JPEG file. Lastly users should be able to locally annotate and print the map.Contact: Andrea CorbinOffice of Naval Intelligence4251 Suitland Road Code 83Washington D.C. 20395-5720(301) 669-4043

National Guard Bureau. Handheld thermal imagers. Sol. DAHA90-97-R-0027. (CBD Aug. 12) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items. The National Guard Bureau intends to procure 20 commercial off-the-shelf handheld thermal imaging devices with an option to purchase up to 15 additional units. The devices will be used for counterdrug support to law enforcement agencies. They must be lightweight rugged devices that can be used for a wide range of thermography missions including night-vision support in outdoor listening post/observation post missions by fixed or mobile teams or individuals. The devices will also be used in indoor/outdoor surveillance in urban environments. The government intends to make multiple firm-fixed-price contract award(s). Each unit should not weigh more than 10 pounds with the lens installed but without the batteries and it should meet commercial standards for resistance to water dust vibrations and shock. The government will conduct a two-step hands-on technical/operational system evaluation.Contact: Maj. Ancel B. Hodges or Maj. Kathryn M. FulkersonNational Guard BureauAcquisition Contracting DivisionNGB-AQC-D5109 Leesburg PikeSuite 401-BFalls Church Va. 22041-3201(703) 681-0606/0638

U.S. Geological Survey. Prototype support system for Meeting Works for Windows. Sol. 1434-CR-97-QQ-00341. (CBD Aug. 11) USGS' Rocky Mountain Mapping Center has an immediate need for a prototype spatial group decision-support system to use with the Front Range Infrastructure Resource Project (FRIRP). The principal objective of this activity is to provide groups of nontechnical decision-makers with an objective independent tool for using spatial databases and models interactively to evaluate alternative actions and outcomes leading to sustained access to infrastructure resources. The prototype system must be implemented using Enterprise Solutions Inc.'s Meeting Works for Windows (Version 3.2 or above) in concert with Environmental Systems Research Institute Inc.'s ArcView 3.0 on a PC server. The intent is for the system to be used by groups of decision-makers and FRIRP stakeholders to debate issues develop objectives view various spatial scenarios and hopefully reach consensus. The request for quotations will be issued on or about Aug. 22.Contact: Iris D. Turner U.S. Geological SurveyBranch of Acquisition and Federal AssistanceBox 25046Denver Federal CenterDenver Colo. 80225-0046(303) 236-5900 Ext. 348

General Services Administration. Governmentwide commercially available automated security services. Sol. TIB97016. (CBD Aug. 11) Recent advances in information technology along with emerging electronic government applications focused on making services more accessible to citizens present new challenges regarding the accuracy privacy and security of such information.Within this context there are five basic security services offered to end users and their applications: authentication access control data integrity nonrepudiation and confidentiality. These services cannot be delivered in an internetworked world without a public-key infrastructure.The government believes that a PKI centered around a viable commercial certificate authority is the essential enabling technology for accomplishing business objectives in a secure fashion. The broad introduction and application of this technology require a security infrastructure having the service integrity and assurances required to support the distribution and verification of public-key certificates. This service must incorporate the necessary policies personnel software and information processing resources required to generate issue and revoke certificates. This suite of security services is critical to the success of an electronic government.GSA's Federal Telecommunications Service is seeking input from its customers and industry partners for commercial PKI certificate services. Any formal solicitation will be announced separately. This synopsis is for planning purposes only and is not to be construed as a commitment by the government. Contact: Jon D. FayeGeneral Services AdministrationFederal Telecommunications ServiceOffice of Information SecurityCenter for Bus. Services AcquisitionsSeventh and D Streets S.W. Room 5060Washington D.C. 20407(202) 708-6099

U.S. Postal Service. Integration and development of customer-based applications for the Desktop Post Office (DTPO) program. (CBD Aug. 11) USPS will pre-qualify suppliers for its DTPO program. Using Web-enabled technology DTPO is the integration of Postal customer support applications that either currently exist are being developed or will be developed. The purpose is to provide a system that integrates many of the Postal customer support applications into a user workbench environment using Internet technology. USPS is developing the capability to provide a convenient and secure means of moving money messages and merchandise. USPS is soliciting project leadership and technical services of an applications integration contractor to include applications development work. The selected contractor will offer proven leadership and technical support capability in developing secure Internet payment applications and also will offer proven leadership and technical support capability in developing parcel shipping and manifesting applications. This procurement will be competed among a list of pre-qualified suppliers. Teaming and/or the use of subcontractors is encouraged.Contact: Terry Downer U.S. Postal ServiceHeadquarters PurchasingRoom 4541475 L'Enfant Plaza S.W.Washington DC 20260-6230(202) 268-4895

Navy. Imagery communications software (ICS). Sol. N00164-97-R-0181. (CBD Aug. 11) The Navy requires 40 to 330 copies of ICS which will provide the capability to receive compress annotate manipulate print store and transmit imagery data in near-real time. The Out-Station ICS will be capable of image acquisition from TWAIN-compliant digital cameras such as the Eastman Kodak Co. DCS 3 digital camera. The TWAIN interface will be capable of using SCSI and PCMCIA interfaces for image acquisition. The ICS features will include compression/decompression zoom image rotation annotation and cropping.Contact: Hilda QuillenNavy Crane DivisionNaval Surface Warfare Center Code 1164300 Highway 361Crane Ind. 47522-5001(812) 854-2422

Securities and Exchange Commission. Securities offerings database. Sol. SECHQ1-97-R-0015. (CBD Aug. 11) The SEC requires access to a database with information on domestic securities offerings domestic mergers and acquisitions and municipal new issues.The securities offerings database must provide information that describes the issue issuer and detailed terms of the offering since 1981.The merger and acquisition database must provide information on the parties and transactions valued at more than $1 million since 1981 along with a range of transaction information.The municipal new-issues database should provide information to identify the issuing municipality use of the proceeds Moody's and Standard and Poor's ratings name of the manager and counsel etc. since 1980. In addition the database services will provide the capability to electronically download information for storage and analysis. The SEC's staff must be able to access the database online through a telephone dial-up connection that is compatible with SEC-owned ADP equipment.Contact: Vernessa YoungerSecurities and Exchange Commission6432 Gen. Green WayAlexandria Va.(202) 942-4999

-- The items here have been selected from recent Commerce Business Daily issues and have been edited for space. Full text is available at cbdnet.access.gpo.gov.


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