10 August 2021
On 10 August 2021, in accordance with 10 U.S. Code § 2371b, the Army Contracting Command – Orlando has awarded an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) via the Training and Readiness Accelerator (TReX) for the Beyond 3D Prototype Effort.
A Request for Solutions for this effort was issued through TReX on 25 March 2021, which resulted in the submittal of 2 responses for Beyond 3D. The prototype project was awarded to CAE USA Mission Solutions Inc (CAE MSI) located in Tampa, FL. The total value of this prototype project, if all options are exercised, is $37,043,651.35.
The goal of the Beyond 3D prototype effort will be to advance technology for further development and application to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) community at large for their unique specifications as well as utilizing the latest version of the United States Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) Automating the Rapid Generation of 3D Geospatial Data (RAPID 3D) prototype in order to further advance the prototype for the NGA user community while addressing several capability gaps.
Iterative prototyping is anticipated after the initial period of performance. Upon successful completion of the prototype(s), the NGA anticipates deploying this solution across multiple domains which, along with the actual installation, may require some level of life cycle maintenance to sustain prototype capabilities. Follow-on activities may include system and software updates, life cycle maintenance, evolving training requirements and technology insertion. If feasibility, military utility, and a training readiness level (TRL) of 8 is acquired at the end of the period of performance, the NGA will seek a follow-on contract to ensure maintenance of the prototype(s) to facilitate seamless transition if feasibility and military utility is determined. Further development and sustainment may be required beyond the period of performance.