28 September 2020 – Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic (NIWCLANT) Award
Sellers & Associates, LLC (S&A) announced today it is a member of a Ghostrock, LLC, team awarded a NIWCLANT 8(a) Incubator prime contract to provide Programmatic, Engineering, and Logistics Support.
NIWCLANT provides the US Navy with uninterrupted vigilance, fail-safe cybersecurity, adaptive response and engineering excellence by delivering secure, integrated, and innovative solutions to naval, joint, and national agencies. NIWCLANT designs, acquires, engineers, and sustains the systems, sensor connections, cyber network infrastructures and knowledge management services to ensure reliable information is available to only those who need it, where and when it is needed. NIWCLANT’s mission is to serve the Nation by delivering Information Warfare (IW) solutions that protect national security – across a portfolio that includes: communication systems (radios), networking systems (routers/switches), cyber operations (red team/forensics/network defense), intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (sensors/decision support applications), business systems (benefits/personnel), and information security. NIWCLANT’s vision is to win the information war across ship systems, submarine communications, vehicle IT integration, Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD), Global Distance Support Help Desk, Cyber, Mobile C4I, and DoD Component Enterprise Data Center. Headquartered in Charleston, SC, NIWCLANT reports directly to the Naval Warfare Systems Command in San Diego, CA. NIWCLANT maintains additional offices in Virginia, Louisiana, Florida, and Washington, DC, as well as overseas posts in Europe, the Middle East, and Antarctica.
• Program Management support will span both program and sponsor levels, and include significant stakeholder coordination across Navy, DoD, and non-DoD activities both OCNUS and OCONUS to drive integration across complex systems, disciplines, and activities to achieve program goals through development, production, deployment, operations, support, and disposal.
• Engineering support will include design, development, integration, systems engineering, and system safety engineering, as well as performance of scientific analytical and engineering efforts necessary to transform operational needs into unique system performance parameters for evolution into improved system capabilities. This support will also include modeling, simulation, and analysis support, including use of models, emulators, and prototypes to develop data as a basis for technical, tactical, management, and strategic decisions
• Cybersecurity support will include protecting and defending information and information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and non-repudiation.
• Logistics support will include implementing ILS as a multi-functional technical management discipline associated with the design, development, test, production, fielding, sustainment, and improvement modifications of cost effective C5ISR and IT systems to achieve readiness requirements. This includes ensuring support considerations are an integral part of system design requirements, can be cost effectively supported throughout the lifecycle, and infrastructure elements necessary are identified, developed, acquired, and supported. ILS requirements span supply support and provisioning, maintenance planning support equipment, technical data, training, facilities, packaging, handling, storage, and transportation, manpower, and design interface, computer resources, Performance Based Logistics, Supply Chain Management, and depot management.
• Training support will include providing instruction and exercises resulting in the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to assure warfighting capabilities across relevant platforms and the C5ISR and IT systems they operate and maintain. Training support will also include Human Systems Integration (HSI), Performance, and Usability Engineering to ensure designs of interactive systems are safer, more secure, and easier to use, thereby reducing accidents due to human error, increasing system integrity, and enabling more efficient process operations.
Additional support will include research, development, test, evaluation, maintenance, production and fielding of sustainable, secure, survivable, and interoperable Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (C5ISR), Information Operations, Enterprise Information Services (EIS) and Space capabilities. Related functions include: Technological Opportunities and User Needs Assessment Support; Interoperability, Test and Evaluation, Trials and Installation Checkout Support; Hardware and Software Support; Installation and In-Service Engineering Support; Technical Support; System Safety Engineering Support; Training Support; Operations and Training Exercise Support; Software Acquisition Management Support; Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Support; Procurement Management Support for Equipment & Material Procurement; Architecture Development Support; Enterprise Analysis and Assessments Support; Project Management Support; Plan Development, Program Plan Execution, and Integrated Change Control Support; Risk Management Support; and Measurement and Analysis Support
Work on this five-year contract will be performed nationwide and around the world, including, but not limited to, locations such as: Charleston, SC; Norfolk, VA; Norfolk, VA; Washington, DC; New Orleans, LA; Tampa, FL; San Diego, CA; Rota, Spain; Stuttgart, Germany; Naples, Italy; Manama, Bahrain; and Antarctica.