CBD Watch

Federal Election Commission. Assistance and training for federal political committees regarding the electronic filing of campaign finance reports. Sol. RFP98-3. (CBD, Aug. 10) The FEC is soliciting proposals from organizations for assistance to and training of federal political committees regarding the electronic filing of campaign finance reports. Participation is sought from vendors that provide campaign and/or committee reporting software. Contact: S. Butler, Federal Election Commission, 999 E St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20463, (202) 694-1240.

Defense Information Systems Agency. Defense Information Systems Network Transmission Services-Pacific (DTS-P). Sol. DCA200-98-R-0043. (CBD, Aug. 11) DISA/Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization will issue a request for proposals for DTS-P on or about Aug. 21. This contract will meet the transmission needs of the Defense Department and its services and agencies and as well as other federal departments within the expanded Pacific region, which includes, but is not limited to, Alaska, Antarctica, Australia, Canada, Diego Garcia, Guam, Hawaii, Japan, Johnston Island, Korea, Kwajalein, Okinawa, the Philippines, Sing-apore, South East Asia and Wake Island as well as the Caribbean, Central America and South America. The contractor will provide transmission services between any two locations worldwide (except for services where both termination points are in Hawaii) as long as at least one of the termination points is in the expanded Pacific region. The transmission services will support digital voice, data and video services along with signal encryption capabilities. Contact: Peter G. Smingler, Defense Information Systems Agency, 5113 Leesburg Pike, Room 428, Falls Church, Va. 22041, (703) 681-0526.

Office of Law Enforcement Technology Commercialization. Special notice: looking for new technologies in the law enforcement and corrections field. Sol. 1989-012. (CBD, Aug. 10) The Office of Law Enforcement Technology Commercialization's primary mission is to help national/federal laboratories, research universities, independent research and development organizations, manufacturers and inventors to commercialize their technologies into innovative, affordable and reliable products for law enforcement applications. This is not a solicitation for grant funding or development support but rather an announcement to identify products that offer commercialization potential. Contact: Bill Patsche, Office of Law Enforcement Technology Commercialization, 316 Washington Ave., Wheeling, W.Va. 26003, (888) 306-5382.

Army Research Laboratory. Partner for the further development and commercialization of BRL-CAD technology. (CBD, Aug. 12) The Army Research Laboratory's Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate seeks a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) partner for the further development and commercialization of BRL-CAD technology. BRL-CAD is a geometric modeling and computer-aided analysis software environment developed by ARL and its predecessor organizations. A detailed description of this software environment and its capabilities can be found at web.arl.mil/software/brlcad/index.html. The software already is a critical tool for the survivability/lethality analysis community, and enhancements could greatly broaden its utility for the academic and commercial sectors.The CRADA partner will assist in enhancing, documenting, distributing, maintaining and providing user support for the software. Contact: Michael D. Rausa, Army Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Technology Application, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. 21005, (410) 278-5028.

Army. Battle Command Training Program (BCTP) support services. Sol. DABT65-98-R-0003. (CBD, Aug. 12) The contractor will provide all staff, management and technical services to support the BCTP. The contractor must provide staff to operate computer simulation hardware and software for the Corps Battle Simulation, BCTP Intelligence Collection Model, Tactical Simulation, Brigade Battalion Simulation, JANUS simulation models and any future systems employed by BCTP and must train Army personnel to operate these systems. The contractor also must transition to the Warfighter Simulation and/or Joint Simulation family of simulations. A draft RFP will be issued on or about Aug. 26. Contact: Ruth Kenton, Army, Mission Contracting Activity, Attn: ATBO-AL, 600 Thomas Ave., Fort Leavenworth, Kan. 66027-1389, (913) 684-2971.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Acquisition of secure commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) vessel-monitoring system (VMS) software. Sol. 52-DDNF-9-90008. (CBD, Aug. 11) The National Marine Fisheries Service's Office of Law Enforcement (OLE) needs a secure COTS VMS software product. OLE intends to establish a host server and provide client access in nine or more locations. This software product will contain two separate facilities: a front-door gateway for communications that integrates cleanly and openly with the VMS, and a host server and user interface that allows work-station clients to perform VMS functions. The communications gateway must receive Inmarsat-C data, securely archive incoming data from any communications carrier and automatically process "near real time" store-and-forward position data. It also must be Year 2000-compliant. Contact: Aileen Redding, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, OFA/AGFS/AMD— OFA51, 1305 East-West Highway, Station 7604, Silver Spring, Md. 20910, (301) 713-0839.

Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. ADP support for the Center for Cost and Financing Studies. (CBD, Aug. 7) The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research seeks sources to provide high-quality database design, development and management, and analytical and statistical programming for large-scale, complex database manipulation and analysis for research conducted by the agency. The research is based on large-scale, multiuser databases containing complex surveys, millions of hospital discharge records, potentially millions of insurance claims records and medical patient records, and thousands of variables. The data development requires not only technical expertise in efficient database design, storage and retrieval procedures but also knowledge of the best database features for broad analytical research purposes and multiuser access. This is not a formal solicitation. Contact: Sharon Williams, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, Contracts Management Staff, Executive Office Center, Suite 601, 2101 E. Jefferson St., Rockville, Md. 20852, (301) 594-1445, Ext. 1174.

Social Security Administration. Sources sought: remote computer access security devices. (CBD, Aug. 7) SSA wants information from vendors that can provide remote access security enhancements for computer systems at SSA headquarters in Baltimore. The goal is to protect SSA's mainframe and local-/wide-area networks from exploitation by users inside and outside SSA. All products must be Year 2000-compliant. This is not an RFP. Contact: Jerry Burton, Social Security Administration, Office of Acquisition and Grants, 1710 Gwynn Oak Ave., Baltimore, Md. 21207-5279, (410) 965-9487.

-- The items here have been selected from recent Commerce Business Daily issues and have been edited for space.

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