• Approximately 200 industry representatives attended last year's NIE 14.1 Industry Day, with at least 45 percent of participants representing small businesses. The event served to emphasize the Army's commitment to the NIE construct, outline improvements to the process and keep the network industrial base informed of the Army's needs and plans.

    NIE 14.1 Industry Day 2012

    Approximately 200 industry representatives attended last year's NIE 14.1 Industry Day, with at least 45 percent of participants representing small businesses. The event served to emphasize the Army's commitment to the NIE construct, outline...

  • Scott Newman, Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) Program Director, Systems Engineering and Integration, talks to Industry reps at the C4ISR Systems Integration Lab (C‐SIL). The C-SIL is in direct support to NIE providing integration/interoperability evaluations, and serves as a risk reduction activity prior to field evaluations.

    Industry Day 2012

    Scott Newman, Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) Program Director, Systems Engineering and Integration, talks to Industry reps at the C4ISR Systems Integration Lab (C‐SIL). The C-SIL is in direct...

  • Industry representatives visit the Joint On-Demand Interoperability Network (JOIN), which provides an uninterrupted 24/7 distributed networked‐communications environment across geographical boundaries. JOIN is two networks in one: one an "As Is" network emulating the deployed environment and the other an "As Required" network configurable to user testing/training/assessment requirements and/or defined enclaves. Attendees toured four of the laboratories and integration facilities that support the NIEs, Agile Process and capability set fielding during the NIE 14.1 Industry Day held at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., on Jan. 9, 2012.

    NIE 14.1 Industry Day 2012

    Industry representatives visit the Joint On-Demand Interoperability Network (JOIN), which provides an uninterrupted 24/7 distributed networked‐communications environment across geographical boundaries. JOIN is two networks in one: one an "As Is"...

  • "The network is driven by commercial technology, and that isn't going to stop. We need to be smart enough in the Army to leverage that and bring it in," said Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, the Deputy for Acquisition and Systems Management, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)). "We're getting value in showing the art of the possible and refining our requirements. NIE gives us a tremendous venue to iterate technology and get it right."

    NIE 14.1 Industry Day 2012

    "The network is driven by commercial technology, and that isn't going to stop. We need to be smart enough in the Army to leverage that and bring it in," said Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, the Deputy for Acquisition and Systems Management, Assistant...

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (April 30, 2013) --The U.S. Army is opening its Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 14.2 to foreign vendors and will host an Industry Day on June 25, 2013 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. to update foreign and domestic vendors on NIE 14.2 objectives and status.

The goal of the event is to keep the industrial base informed of upcoming requirements to support the Network Integration Evaluation 14.2 to be held in May 2014. The Industry Day will outline NIE participation opportunities and provide an overview of the NIE 14.2 sources sought notification that the government will release early June. The sources sought will solicit industry participation in NIE 14.2. The event is open to both U.S. and foreign vendors and government representatives.

"The Army will continue to operate in Joint and coalition settings and it is important that as the NIE process and integrated tactical network technologies continue to evolve that we include foreign vendor participation and innovation. Their contributions to the NIE process will help ensure that our scalable tactical network can meet the challenges of these environments," said Col. Robert Carpenter, Director of System of Systems Integration.

Foreign vendors will need to complete three visit requests prior to May 18, 2013 for admission to the June 25, 2013 NIE 14.2 Industry Day. Presentations will review candidate evaluation methods, lessons learned from past NIEs, and laboratory assets that are available to conduct candidate assessments. Additionally, an overview of NIE 14.2 Sources Sought capability gaps will be presented.

Detailed foreign vendor information procedures and the registration process for all interested vendors in NIE 14.2 Industry Day are outlined on the Federal Business Opportunity website.

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