Navy Looks at Cyber & IT Support on Oceanography, Meteorology

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The Navy is looking at cybersecurity and IT support for its oceanography and meteorology units, with the goal of providing a full range of services for multiple bases, according to a request for information released October 3. Responses are due by October 28.

The RFI notes that the Navy Meteorology and Oceanography Command (NAVMETOCCOM) is considering a contract to provide “a full range of IT support services and infrastructure support” to support the data-heavy missions of the command.

“Execution of the [National Oceanography Program] mission requires highly specialized technical support personnel with significant and well-versed experience in field support and the overall NAVMETOCCOM program,” the RFI notes.

The RFI includes infrastructure, configuration management, life cycle support, and ongoing information assurance. The contract would also reach across six centers and provide recommendations on how to collect and handle the large amounts of geographic and oceanographic data generated by the mission. The contractor would also implement security standards established by the Defense Information Systems Agency and handle up to top secret information.

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