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A--VICTORY (Vehicula Intergration for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance/Electronic Warfare (C4ISR/EW))

Solicitation Number: TACOM12F0032
Agency: Department of the Army
Office: Army Contracting Command
Location: ACC - Warren (ACC-WRN)(DTA)
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Special Notice
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Added: Oct 18, 2013 7:26 am
Synopsis
This is NOT an announcement for a forthcoming acquisition, but is an informational announcement and an invitation to interested U.S. entities not already participating in the VICTORY standard-specification initiative to consider participation starting in December 2013.
The acronym VICTORY stands for Vehicular Integration for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance/Electronic Warfare (C4ISR/EW) Interoperability, which is an initiative to develop, validate, and maintain a set of open standard specifications to improve the integration approach for C4ISR/EW and related mission equipment on military ground platforms. VICTORY standard specifications are developed for multi-vendor implementation, and the initial set of specifications is already being implemented in numerous Army and Marine Corps systems, as well as by commercial vendors. VICTORY standard specifications are developed within a Standards Body process including both Government and Industry members, and the development effort is ongoing. The Standards Body is encouraging additional government and industry partners to join this specification development effort. Industry participation affords the Standards Body additional expertise. It provides members foreknowledge of the emerging specifications, and an opportunity to help to shape their technical development. Both aspects provide industry partners risk reduction for current and future business. VICTORY is recognized as a critical enabler of the Army Common Operating Environment (COE), and the primary Army PEOs responsible for ground vehicles and mission equipment have issued policies requiring the use of the VICTORY standard specifications.
The VICTORY Standards Body began operation in May 2010. It has produced architectural descriptions, standard specifications, reusable software and compliance verification tools. The efforts of the VICTORY Standards Body are continuing, and interested parties still have the opportunity to participate, most notably in the following areas where focused subgroups will be forming in the near to mid-term future in order to develop new standard specifications: intelligence systems, simulation, testing, training, logistics and other specialized mission equipment system interfaces , although work will continue in other focus areas as well. (A complete list of VICTORY focus areas appears at the end of this announcement).
Most of the work of the Standards Body is done virtually. Occasional Face-to-Face (F2F) Technical Interchange Meetings (TIM) are held to address more complex issues and provide attendees with the top-level plans for VICTORY development and implementation.
Additional details about the VICTORY initiative and Standards Body are available on the VICTORY public website -http://www.VICTORY-standards.org. This unrestricted site provides an initial overview and information on how to register for the controlled access secure VICTORY web portal - https://portal.VICTORY-standards.org. Registration instructions for this secure portal are available at http://www.victory-standards.org/images/agenda/portal-instructions.pdf. Participation in the VICTORY Standards Body, and access to VICTORY artifacts, are limited to U.S. Government Agencies and U.S. Government prime contractors and subcontractors.
The next VICTORY TIM will take place December 10-12, 2013 at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Maryland. The focus of this TIM is three-fold: 1) continue the on-going working group discussions; 2) engage new industry partners and government agencies to participate in the Standards Body; and 3) initiate the kick-off sessions for the SIGINT subgroup of Intelligence systems and for the Testing/Training subgroup. Details and registration information for this F2F TIM are posted on the public site, http://ww.VICTORY-standards.org (click on the quote mark Face-to-Face Meetings quote mark link on the left side of the main page). Additional details on the newly forming SIGINT and Test/Training subgroups are available on the access controlled VICTORY portal.
Formal membership in the Standards Body is NOT a requirement for participation in either VICTORY activities or acquisitions citing VICTORY standards unless explicitly called for in program-specific documents released by a contracting agency.

Complete List of VICTORY Focus Areas
Time Synchronization Service
Position Service
Orientation Service
Direction of Travel Service
Authentication Service
Attribute Store Service
Policy Decision Service
Policy Enforcement Service
Policy Store Service
Switch
Router
Data Access Cross Domain Solution
Data Signing Service
Signed Data Verification Service
Data at Rest Encryptor
Data Transfer Cross Domain Solution
Host-Based Antivirus
Host-Based Firewall
Inline Network Encryptor
Intrusion Detection and Prevention System
Network Firewall
Shared Processing Unit (SPU)
Network Attached Storage
Generic End Node
VDB Management Service
VDB Configuration Description
Information Assurance Configuration Description
C4ISR/EW Systems Configuration Description
Platform Systems Configuration Description
Networked Audio Data Source
Intercom
Voice Radio
Video or Image Sensor
Video or Image Encoder
Camera Gimbal
Threat Detection and Reporting Service
Mission Recorder
Data Radio
Electronic Warfare
SIGINT System Interfaces
HUMINT System Interfaces
IMINT System Interfaces
MASINT System Interfaces
GPS Receiver
Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Sensor
Automotive System
Power Distribution System
Remote Weapon Station
Condition-Based Maintenance System
Automatic Fire Suppression System
Articulation/Frame of Reference Sensor
Test System Interfaces
Training System Interfaces
Simulation System Interfaces


Technical POC: Trent Styrcula, trent.styrcula@us.army.mil, 443-395-3721
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ACC - Warren (ACC-WRN)(DTA), ATTN: AMSTA-AQ-AMB, E Eleven Mile Road, Warren, MI 48397-5000
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Stephanie Dickinson, 586-282-8677

ACC - Warren (ACC-WRN)(DTA)