SOCOM industry day solicits proposals to update Global Analytics Platform

by Carlo Munoz

The US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) is soliciting industry proposals to revamp its command-wide battlefield intelligence analytics programme, updating the legacy system with artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and cloud computing architectures to support current and future operations.

Potential industry participants in the Global Analytics Platform (GAP) update programme will lay out their tentative proposals to SOCOM acquisition officials, and members of the command’s science and technology directorates, during the upcoming GAP virtual industry day at the end of August. Industry proposals will focus on technological applications in data management and dissemination that are designed to support “the search, discovery, and collaborative analysis of large volumes of data within a suite of secure web-based applications,” the 3 August solicitation states.

“Companies with experience in information system environments that search, discover, and analyse large volumes of data within a suite of secure web-based applications across a multi security cloud architecture are highly desired,” the solicitation stated, regarding the upcoming industry day. “Additionally, companies with experience in data movement and transport, and data science are also encouraged to attend,” it added.

SOFWERX, in conjunction with SOCOM’s Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Center, will sponsor the three-day industry event, beginning on 25 August.

A US Air Force Special Operations Weather Technician sends intelligence to the Reconnaissance Operations Center during the US Marine' Corps Reconnaissance Team Leader Course's final exercise on 31 October, 2017. SOCOM is soliciting industry proposals to improve its Global Analytics Platform to process, exploit and disseminate battlefield intelligence.  (Credit: US Department of Defense )

A US Air Force Special Operations Weather Technician sends intelligence to the Reconnaissance Operations Center during the US Marine' Corps Reconnaissance Team Leader Course's final exercise on 31 October, 2017. SOCOM is soliciting industry proposals to improve its Global Analytics Platform to process, exploit and disseminate battlefield intelligence. (Credit: US Department of Defense )

The main thrust of the 3 August solicitation is to “add, upgrade, and replace individual [GAP] components, tools, and services, using defined interoperability and interface controls to maintain a leading-edge capability” to keep pace with SOCOM’s evolving operational requirements, the solicitation stated.

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