Aerial Gateways Program Management and Support: Provide personnel to support TDL aerial gateway programs from concept approval, through operational field employment, integration into C2 network(s), transition to Program of Record status and to sustainment. This includes serving as a Weapon System Team for programs that are not yet official programs, fielded (or fielding) under Joint Urgent Operational Needs (JUONs), Joint Emerging Operational Needs (JEONs), and Quick Reaction Capability (QRC).
Analyze C2 requirements and how they affect all mission areas through advanced TDLs/Common Data Link (CDL)s and interface to other C2 systems/networks; document their alignment to Joint and AF doctrine, or needed changes to doctrine based on increased capabilities.
Analyze concepts and proposed solutions and determine how those solutions affect C2 capabilities for AF, joint, and coalition missions. Make recommendations for the fielding and integration of TDL and gateway requirements/solutions to best achieve optimal capabilities architecture (an enterprise approach).
Examine, analyze and propose alternative solutions to satisfy capability needs to include cost benefit analysis and operational feasibility of potential solutions to satisfy requirements.
Coordinate, facilitate, and support requirements definition and validation, and refinement, through JCIDS processes to include: CBA, FAA/FNA FSA, ICD, DOTMLPF, DCR, Modification Proposals (AF Form 1067), AoA, CDD, CPD. To include development of these documents.
Assist in the development of how systems will be utilized in the field (enabling concepts).
Coordinate, facilitate, support technical and operational community discussions, capture and communicate needs and issues, assist in validating and prioritizing requirements; communicate and summarize recommendations.
Assist in preparing briefings to go before the AFROC and JROC for acquisition decision milestones.
Support design reviews and make recommendations/evaluations of approaches.
Observe and participate in on-site evaluations and operational analysis of emerging systems during experiments, tests, and exercises.
Assist in developing plans for operational employment of gateway systems.
Assist in transitioning systems from developmental to operational systems.
Provide assistance in developing documentation, guidance and supporting documentation to transition systems through their maturation from concepts through fielding and sustainment.
Assist in developing capability transition review briefs and support actions required to transition systems to fully fielded programs of record.
Assist in developing and coordinating on planning and programming documentation, POM justification, briefings, submissions, and in the evaluation of initiatives, disconnects, and offsets.
Provide technical, analytical, cost, and lifecycle expertise.
Employ expertise to assist operational users and provide constant liaison between operational users and product centers/program offices.
Assist in developing plans for sustainment and modernization of airborne gateway systems, to include integrated logistics support, maintenance, and training.
Support configurations control boards and make recommendations.
Support requirements review boards and organizational meetings.
Assist in oversight of the security, testing, and fielding accreditations. The Contractor will assist with efforts required by Air Force Instructions and to gain certification and accreditation in support of System Security Accreditation Authority, Certificate to Operate, Interim Authorities, and Spectrum Certification required for systems associated with TDL Transformation programs.
Support development of migration strategies for current capabilities towards programs of record and their integration into future architectures.
Advise on cryptological matters in support of the JALN to include Link-16 modernization.
Develop DODAF architectures in support of JCIDS requirements documents.
Bachelor’s Degree in a related technical, scientific discipline, operations research or management degree.
Five (5) years’ direct experience in analyzing, developing, and evaluating directives, policies, and procedures associated with modernization and sustainment of Air Force Systems.
Five (5) years’ experience in analyzing, developing and evaluating directives, policies and procedures associated with the modernization and sustainment of TDL Systems, TDL Networks, and TDL Gateways programs and systems, and systems that are communications-based as participants of the Aerial Layer Network/Joint Aerial Layer Network.
Five (5) years’ experience working rapid (Joint Urgent Operational Need (JUON)/Joint Emergent Operational Need (JEON)/Quick Reaction Capability (QRC)) fielding of military aerial TDL systems such as ROBE and BACN.
Five (5) years’ experience developing tactics, techniques and procedures for gateway systems to assist in the development of how systems will be utilized in the field, in addition to developing enabling concepts.
Three (3) years’ experience in a HHQ (e.g., MAJCOM, NAF, HAF or equivalent) staff officer or equivalent position creating, preparing, conducting, delivering, oral/written decision briefs, reports, positions, draft messages and other correspondence.
Each of the three core FTEs must meet at least one of the following KSAs; between the three FTEs, all KSAs must be satisfied: One individual will have at least ten (5) years of experience in Air Force systems acquisition and program management activities, to include POM submission development and gateway program requirements development.
One individual will have five (5) years’ experience in Air Force aircraft operations, flight line operations and aircraft logistics/maintenance.
One individual will have five (5) years’ experience in airborne and ground communication equipment (commercial systems acquisition, deployable, airborne, and satellite), cryptographic devices, cryptographic key generators, and communications security policy.
One individual will have two (2) years experience in developing DODAF architectures for JCIDS documents.