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1 Gilruth Center, Alamo Ballroom
Welcome to the NASA / Johnson Space Center Mission Operations Directorate (MOD) Industry Day February 19, 2013 NASA-JSC Gilruth Center, Alamo Ballroom 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

2 Welcome to the MOD Industry Day Rosalie Carpentier
Contracting Officer


4 Agenda Rosalie Carpentier Welcome to Industry Day/Introductions
Speaker Subject Rosalie Carpentier Contracting Officer Welcome to Industry Day/Introductions Debra L. Johnson, Director Office of Procurement Welcome Stephen A. Koerner, Deputy Director Mission Operations Directorate Organization Vision and Objectives Kelly Rubio Small Business Specialist Small Business Overview Kathryn McLaurin Contract Specialist Current Contract Overviews Mark Ferring PDT Chair Technical Overviews Procurement Schedule and Question/Answer

5 Disclaimer These slides are for information and planning purposes only. No solicitation exists at this time This presentation shall not be construed as a commitment by the Government or as a comprehensive description of any future requirements If a solicitation is released, it will be synopsized in the FedBizOpps website and on the NASA Acquisition Internet Service (NAIS) website and on the MOD Procurement website

6 Goals of Industry Day Promote competition on the proposed acquisition.
Develop industry understanding of the Government’s current vision and objectives. Provide industry with the opportunity to meet with the Government early enough in the procurement process to provide input into the future MOD contract strategy. Submission of MOD Industry Day questions and comments: in writing during the MOD Industry Day for participants at the MOD Industry Day event. via the Chat feature to the WebEx Administrator for those attending the MOD Industry Day event via WebEx. Note: All questions submitted will be anonymous unless you include your name/Company name.

7 Goals of Industry Day NASA has evaluated the combine – vs. – separate MOD contracts decision considering multiple internal and external inputs and has determined that it is not in the Government’s best interest to continue to consider the merits of combining the Integrated Mission Operations Contract (IMOC) and the Facilities Development and Operations Contract (FDOC).  As such, NASA intends to develop a formal procurement strategy for a potential follow-on contract for IMOC.  With this in mind, the Government will address only the current IMOC requirements at the scheduled industry day. 

8 Responses to Questions
Questions will be answered during Industry Day but responses to questions will not be considered official. The official responses to all questions submitted from the MOD Industry Day or via the “Anonymous Questions to the Contracting Officer” feature on the MOD Procurement website will be posted in writing to FedBizOpps, NAIS, and the MOD Procurement website. If a difference exists between verbal and written responses to questions, the written responses shall govern.

9 Welcome Debra L. Johnson,
Director Office of Procurement

10 MOD Vision and Objectives Mission Operations Directorate
Stephen A. Koerner, Deputy Director Mission Operations Directorate

11 Small Business Overview Small Business Specialist
Kelly Rubio, Small Business Specialist

12 Small Business Overview
JSC Industry Assistance Office Phone: Small Business Specialists Kelly L. Rubio, JSC Small Business Specialist Phone: Charles T. Williams, Senior Small Business Specialist Phone:

13 Current Contract Overview
Kathryn McLaurin, Contract Specialist

14 Industry Day Overview The purpose of this Industry Day is to help industry understand the Government’s existing requirements and vision for the MOD’s Integrated Mission Operations Contract (IMOC). Clarifications concerning the way in which we conduct business today will be answered in the Question and Answer period and the official answer will be posted to our MOD Procurement website. A copy of this presentation will be posted on the MOD Procurement website at:

15 Current IMOC Contract Overview
Contract Number: NNJ09HA15C Prime Contractor: United Space Alliance, LLC Contract Type: Cost Plus Award Fee Period of Performance: 11/01/ /30/2013 Option to extend: 10/1/ /30/2014 Skills currently provided on contract include: Support to mission preparation (Plan) Crew, instructor, and flight controller training (Train) Realtime mission execution (Fly) activities related to Exploration and the International Space Station (ISS) operations Operations capability development support is required from the contractor as NASA defines operations requirements associated with the emerging programs for the Exploration initiatives

16 Proposed Contract NAICS Code and Size Standard
The NAICS Code is , Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering and Life Sciences except, Space Vehicles and Guided Missiles, their Propulsion Units, their Propulsion Units Parts and their Auxiliary Equipment and parts The size standard is 1,000 employees Period of Performance contemplated is: Phase In: TBD Contract Start Date: 10/1/2014 Options: TBD Contract Types: TBD(s)

17 Special Consideration
NOTE TO PROSPECTIVE OFFERORS Prospective offerors are reminded not to contact incumbent personnel (either directly or through electronic means) during duty hours or at their place of employment, as such contacts are disruptive to the performance of the current contract. Facility tours will not be offered as part of the MOD Industry Day activities but will be offered as part of the anticipated Pre-Proposal Conference.

18 Technical Overview Mark Ferring,
PDT Chair

19 Integrated Mission Operations Contract (IMOC) Summary
IMOC provides support and products for MOD Avionics and Software Office in the International Space Station (ISS) Program Office Flight Crew Operations Directorate (FCOD) ground-based human spaceflight operations capability development and execution. Exploration (MPCV/SLS) and the International Space Station (ISS) Plan, Train, Fly (PTF) operations support for Mission preparation (Plan), Crew, instructor, and flight controller training (Train) Real-time mission execution activities (Fly) Operations capability development support and requirements associated with the emerging programs for the Exploration initiatives.

20 IMOC Functions Vehicle/Program Design – Operations Services Plan Train
Operations personnel supporting design and development of a vehicle or program capability to ensure operability Plan Mission Operations tasks related to pre-mission planning, integration, analysis, and operations product development to prepare for mission execution.  Management and development of mission planning and execution processes. Train Mission Operations tasks related to preparing, integrating, conducting, and receiving training of crews, instructors, and flight controllers.  Participation in the certification process of Mission Operations’ instructor and flight controller personnel.  Management and development of training processes and products. Fly Mission Operations tasks related to real-time execution of a spaceflight mission by PTF personnel, as well as post flight debriefs and analysis.

21 Technical Integration & Production Control Functions
ISS Software Management and Testing Support Flight Production Managers support the integration of the MOD flight and Software transition production processes required to support the ISS program (ISSP). Manage preflight test activities associated with flight software (FSW) updates & flight software transitions that will be performed by the MOD flight control teams. MOD Flight Product Process Definition Leads development, assessment & integration of MOD’s operations product development, training and flight (P-T-F) processes for all new Programs including: Integration of MOD P-T-F processes with the facilities & user applications developed for each new Program Development of a Product Exchange Matrix (PEM) that captures all of the product to product exchanges required from external parties to MOD & within MOD to produce products MPCV Special Task - Communications Network Development Support Support to the MPCV Program to develop & maintain the Network schedule for future missions

22 MOD Operations ‘Culture:’
The real-time operations teams have a strong culture of personal accountability for crew safety and mission success, and see ourselves as the last line of defense or insurance. Breadth and depth of preparation are crucial, for safety and mission success Certification is demanding and takes time, experience Many months preparing for a mission Staffing the console is only the tip of the iceberg; “Ops” is far more than showing up at the console for your shifts Ops facilities and personnel support multiple Programs simultaneously MOD must manage personnel & facilities to support conflicting demands & competing objectives Flight Director is responsible for every action taken in flight. There is a clear chain of real-time command Front room controllers are responsible for their systems and the interfaces to the other systems, and advise the Flight Director accordingly. FCT provides trained execution and oversight of nominal operations Ensures crew safety and accomplishment of mission objectives Execution based on carefully prepared, validated, and trained procedures and rules Provides informed & methodical response to malfunctions and emergencies. Preflight flight rule and procedure development, controlled change process. Complex decision processes condensed into accurate, time-critical rules and procedures Minimizes error from reinventing the right response when event occurs. Keeps the crew and MCC in synch while flying or reacting to problems

23 Spaceflight Training Management Function
Responsible for overall MOD management of defining, leading, and tracking training programs for flight crews, flight controllers, and instructors for International Space Station Missions, Commercial Crew missions, & Future Exploration missions Chief Training Officers Conduct Generic, Expedition Crew, & Visiting Vehicle Training Provide Facility Development Support Training Quality and Standards Integration Conduct/Manage ISS Common content training Provide Instructional Systems Design Manage/coordinate/maintain the domestic Multilateral Advanced Increment Training Plan (MA/ITP) Lead Spaceflight Resource Management Training Development and Conduct Provide Training Standards development & maintenance Develop and maintain On-line/Distance Learning Training Integration Provide Facility and Expedition Crew Scheduling Support International Training Control Board support Maintain Training Scheduling system Manage CB training in Language lab as well as IP language requirements

24 ISS Vehicle Systems Function
Plan, Train, Fly for International Space Station core systems (both hardware and software) Plan and execute Space Station onboard and ground operations 24/7/365. Instructors are responsible for training ISS systems to crew members and ground personnel. ISS Vehicle Systems Training & Operations Strategy: Operator Flight Controller, Specialist Flight Controller, Instructor (OSI) Model New employees start out as an Operator, progress to either Specialist or Instructor, and then proceed to the remaining Instructor or Specialist position. A person with both Specialist and Instructor certifications is referred to as an Top Gun/Instructor & Flight Controller (IFC). Operators are trained to operate ISS during quiescent ISS operations and to safe their systems if there is a problem, calling in a Specialist to take over operations from them. Specialists are trained to deal with off-nominal situations and to operate during more complex operations, e.g. rendezvous, dockings, EVAs, robotic operations, etc. Top Gun/IFC Specialist New Hire Operator Instructor

25 Systems Flight Controller and Instructor Positions
CRONUS: Communications RF Onboard Networks Utilization Specialist Responsible for On-board Communications, computers and data networks Operates the S-Band, Ku-Band, and UHF antennas on-board ISS Controls the audio and video subsystems.  ADCO: Attitude Determination and Control Officer Responsible for ISS Motion Control Systems: ISS position, velocity, and attitude Plans and coordinates the execution of ISS attitude maneuvers as required for complex activities such as visiting vehicle traffic to/from the ISS. Works together with Russian Flight Controller counterparts to properly configure the Motion Control Systems SPARTAN: Station Power ARticulation and Thermal ANalysis Electrical Power Generation & Distribution + External Thermal Control Systems Responsible for ISS power generation, energy storage and balancing, power conversion, distribution, and external equipment thermal management. ETHOS: Environmental and Thermal Operating Systems Environmental Control & Life Support + Internal Thermal Control Systems Responsible for the environment of the habitable volume, both for crew and equipment.  This encompasses controlling atmospheric pressure and make-up, controlling cabin and equipment temperature, reclaiming water, and responding to emergencies.

26 Operations Function ISS Operations Division Mission plan development
Operations Division integrates mission operations (ISS, ATV, HTV, COTS, AES) Ops Lead, Ops Planner, PLUTO, ISO, ISE… ISS Mission plan development Flight Plan, OSTPV, PPCR, Flight Ops Scenario’s (Analogs) Procedure Development FDF, SODF, Next Gen Operations Division Stowage Management Inventory Mgmt (IMS), Stowage (ASN) ISS Daily Operations Training DOG - Daily Ops Training Group Operations Integration Cargo Integration, FOR, ISO, PLUTO. Ops LAN Advanced Program Ops Support Ops Concept (MOADD), Design Review Support International liaison ISS operations Houston Support Group, RIO

27 Planning Process ISS Planning Strategy:
A significant amount of planning is performed by the Long Range Planners (LRP) off console with FCR Specialist (Increment Leads). The LRP’s are responsible for plans farther than 6 days in the future. Ops Planners on console are responsible for managing plans within the next 6 days Responsible for insuring that the International Partner (IP) facilities are working to the same ISS plan.

28 Flight Dynamics Function
Responsible for trajectory analysis, pre-flight planning, and operations for the ISS and MPCV programs. Personnel consist of Analysts who work trajectory design and product development Flight Controllers who work the trajectory operations real-time Instructors that train the flight controllers and the ISS crew.

29 ISS Flight Dynamics Flight Controllers
Trajectory Operations Officer (TOPO) Responsible for overall management and coordination of the ISS trajectory plan and altitude strategy Interfaces with IPs for ISS and visiting vehicle trajectories Provides realtime analysis for ISS conjunctions and debris avoidance operations Provides pre-flight and realtime trajectory analysis of jettison and overboard items Pointing Scheduling TDRS for ISS and Visiting Vehicles Provides viewing analysis (payloads, crew, Hurricanes, etc.) Provides flight-specific and generic analysis Supplies expertise for Visiting Vehicle & Increment teams on ISS pointing Visiting Vehicle Officer (VVO) Provides visiting vehicle (VV) rendezvous/separation systems and trajectory expertise to the crew and MCC-H. Also provides an interface to the VV Control Team. Monitors realtime VV telemetry & trajectory & provides insight to MCC-H Evaluates trajectory/rendezvous design and operations of new visiting vehicles to meet ISS safety requirements

30 EVA, Robotics, & Crew Systems Functions
Plan, Train, Fly for all human flight programs Extravehicular Activity (EVA) US/Canadian Robotics Crew Systems & Maintenance ISS Mechanisms Photo/TV Conduct training in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) and Space Vehicle Mock-up Facility (SVMF)

31 Flight Crew Operations
Schedule unassigned flight crew members. Conduct & manage the Astronaut Appearances Office. Provide technical reports, assessments, and evaluations of space flight operations and program development requirements and requirement changes that have potential impact to crew procedures, safety, or operations. Manage the change request process for the flight crew. Manage the requirements and coordinate flight crew equipment. Participate in the development of requirements for provisioning, stowage, and manifesting of hardware and crew items and equipment. Develop & review test plans and procedures that require ground-based testing, and coordinate crew participation in such tests and document the results. Provide program-level board support by Providing technical inputs to FCOD Representing the FCOD position Providing and delivering presentations Participating in trade studies, assessment activities, and action item resolution, to support mission preparation Provide the operations interface to vehicle processing and launch operations at KSC and any partner or NASA-designated sites. Provide on-site support at facilities of any IPs in support of prelaunch testing, integration, & other activities preparatory to the launch of space flight vehicles. Provide CAPCOM support.

32 OD/Avionics & Software Office
All tasks require expertise in IP avionics, software and data requirements integration, software development, software control management, ISS specific software development practices and portable computer resources. International Partner (IP) Avionics & Software Integration IP Command and Telemetry Integration: Coordinate command, telemetry & data requirements with MOD and IP/ MCC-H ground segment teams. Station Computer Project: Perform activities related to the development, integration test and delivery of the ISS SSC file server and SSC Client integrated suite Computer Resources Integration: Perform activities related to the generation, documentation and development for ISS Computer Resources HW and for ISS launch and resupply vehicles including shuttle, Progress, Soyuz, ATV, HTVII and COTs Fly: Perform one shift Real-time ISS Mission support as well as on call support that provides support related to on-orbit deployed SSC File Server & client including all delivered SSC product applications and loads.

33 Procurement Schedule and Q&A
Kathryn McLaurin, Contract Specialist

34 Procurement Schedule The Government intends to issue a Draft Request For Proposal (RFP) After the Draft RFP is released, a Pre-Proposal Conference will be held to provide industry an opportunity to ask questions specific to the Draft RFP Following the release of the Draft RFP, Industry will have an opportunity to submit questions in writing so that the Government may officially respond A more detailed procurement schedule will be posted to the procurement website as soon as it is available.

35 15 Minute Break If you have questions for the Question & Answer session, please take this time to submit them in writing on the cards provided at the back of the room or via WebEx Chat.

36 Question and Answer Period

37 One-on-One Communication with Industry at the Gilruth Recreation Center 02/19/13 1:00-4:30pm - Longhorn Room 02/20/13 8:00am-5:00pm - Discovery Room 02/21/13 8:00am-12:30pm - Discovery Room No more than 4 individuals may represent any party or team of parties Only one meeting will be allowed Meetings will not exceed 25 minutes in length and will be scheduled to occur every 30 minutes

38 HOW TO GET CONNECTED MOD Procurement Website
NASA/JSC Business Opportunities Home Page Set up your user profile bin/eps/bizops.cgi?gr=D&pin=73 NASA Acquisition Internet Service (NAIS) JSC Procurement Website Industry Assistance – Bldg. 1 - JSC

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