- integrity, and availability of National Security Systems (NSS) and National Security Information (NSI).
- The contractor shall be required to assist the Government in efforts to apply cybersecurity technologies to enable a secure Army-wide enterprise capability that supports all joint, intra-Army interoperability, performance requirements, and to transform the Army’s cryptographic inventory into an agile, scalable, and remotely upgradeable state.
- The contractor must be able to help drive modular, flexible, and programmable/re-programmable cryptographic solutions and technologies that can grow with the network while adapting to ever-evolving threats and adversaries over the next 20+ years.
- The Government will require the contractor to assist in COMSEC modernization efforts.
- The contractor must be familiar with Army Regulation (AR) 25-2 (Army Cybersecurity), and Department of the Army (DA) Pamphlet (PAM) 25-2-16 (COMSEC).
- The contractor is required to assist the Government in its venture to divest legacy crypto, transition to modernized capabilities such as Advanced Cryptographic Capabilities (ACC), Key Management Infrastructure (KMI) evolutions, and plans for the extension and integration of new and innovative cryptographic capabilities defined by Cryptographic Modernization 2 (CM2). CM2 is an Information Assurance (IA) activity led by the Office of the DoD CIO to extend the original Cryptographic Modernization initiative by updating the U.S. cryptographic inventory with modern capabilities, to include addressing interoperability, current and future threats, and new gaps identified in the CM2 Initial Capability Document (ICD).
- The contractor shall be required to assist in the planning for future enhancements to the Army COMSEC baseline – and, by extension, Army networks and architectures – with affordable, scalable, and interoperable solutions that will deliver gap-filling sophisticated functions and advanced protections against current and emerging threats.
- The contractor shall be required to assist the Government in determining the operational network risk for COMPO 1, 2, and 3, developing integration plans to deploy new capability/new security standards IAW DoD and NSA standards across the Army.
- Contract support is required to modernizing the COMSEC components that will provide the Warfighters and Army decision makers with assurance and trust in the authenticity, confidentiality,
- The contractor is required to have knowledge/skills of Army policies, public laws, regulations, procedures, and methods associated with Communication Security (COMSEC) (Key management, encryption, radios).
- The contractor shall perform as a self-starter, be able to drive projects to completion in a fast moving environment, with solid communications skills, both written and verbal.
- The contractor shall be able to create, develop and maintain a roadmap for COMSEC divesting and integrating new capabilities, and operations and technologies.
- The contractor shall evaluate and recommend changes and/or technology upgrades to address performance, and standardization, discuss, monitor and investigate COMSEC performance, faults and recommend improvements.
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