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Foreign Media Analysis I

Solicitation Number: FA4600-06-C-0013
Agency: Department of the Air Force
Office: Air Combat Command
Location: 55 CONS
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FA4600-06-C-0013
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Sources Sought
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Added: Jul 01, 2010 5:55 pm
55 CONS/LGCZ, Offutt AFB, NE intends to award a six month sole source extension to Foreign SOSi, Ltd under authority of 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1) as implemented by FAR 6.302-1, Only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. The contractor shall continue to provide Foreign Media Analysis (FMA) support to USSTRATCOM. The FMA contract provides access, analysis coordination and dissemination of FMA in a multi-layered approach to media analysis for joint/combined operation planning and command/services/agencies (C/S/A) decision-maker situation awareness. FMA is particularly critical to achieving and measuring the effects of assurance, deterrence, and dissuasion in the modern battle space. As a supporting and supported global combatant command, USSTRATCOM also requires these services to support other combatant commands and C/S/As. The contractor must have demonstrated experience in foreign media analysis, open source media collection and processing, robust statistical pattern/trend analysis, foreign language translation, international public information, DoD joint/combine planning, strategic communications planning, research and database development, designing/constructing/and hosting web sites and email list activities. Contractor must have planning and implementation experience with respect to asymmetric threats, as well as an understanding of the international non-English language media. Contractor must have the ability to assess all media sources, including broadcast, print, and electronic providers. Contractor must have detailed experience in translating content from and into Arabic, Urdu, Pashtu, and additional languages that do not use Latin character sets, and the ability to draw analytical conclusions based on statistical trends/patterns and content analyses. The contractor must also have cultural knowledge of major countries in each area of responsibility (AOR) involved in the GWOT. The contractor must have extensive experience with regard to the US Defense community operations. The contractor must have the ability to perform activities at HQ USSTRATCOM full-time, and on a 24x7 schedule during critical periods, and reduce staff schedules during other periods. All on-site contractor personnel shall possess a TOP SECRET clearance and be SCI indoctrinated, have a current Single Scope Background (SSBE) on file with DISCO, or be SCI eligible at time of award. The contractor must be able to continue operations starting on 1 October 2010 without interruption of service.

The follow-on effort source selection will not be completed by the end of the current contract on 30 September 2010. Therefore, the government intends a six month extension of the current contract (1 October 2010 through 31 March 2011) to allow time for completion of the follow-on source selection.


This notice is neither a request for competitive proposal or a solicitation for offers. A determination by the government to not compete this requirement is based on responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the government. Information received will be considered solely for the purpose whether to conduct a competitive procurement in the future. This notice should not be construed as a commitment by the Government.

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101 Washington Sq Bldg 40
Offutt AFB, Nebraska 68113-2107
United States
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United States Strategic Command
Offutt AFB, Nebraska 68113
United States
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Jeffrey A Kasza
Phone: 402-294-8940