US: The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), a unit within the nation’s Intelligence Community, is looking for a contractor who can help its Inspector General to perform an independent audit of the agency’s annual financial statement as well as an evaluation of NGA’s compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act, or FISMA.
NGA is running a full-and-open competition, with no set-asides envisioned, says a solicitation posted online by the agency on March 21. NGA plans a single award of a one-year base contract (fixed price, level of effort term), plus four one-year options, says the notice.
Proposals in response to NGA’s Request for Proposal (RFP) are due by April 1. That closing date has been extended “due to sequestration and delays to answering numerous questions,” explained the NGA in its announcement on Federal Business Opportunities.
NGA is the nation’s primary source of geospatial intelligence, or GEOINT. “NGA creates GEOINT using remotely sensed data, physical geography, land cover, and cultural data collected by a myriad of sources to help its mission partners visualize and understand the world,” explains the notice.
The selected contractor will conduct an evaluation of NGA’s compliance with FISMA and related requirements, including activities in the following program areas: continuous monitoring, configuration, identity and access, incident response and reporting, risk, security training, plan of action and milestones, remote access, contingency planning, contractor systems and security capital planning.