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1 USGS EROS Center – Industry Day November 20, 2014
U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey

2 INTRODUCTIONS Technical Support Services Contract (TSSC)
Solicitation Number G14PS000153 EROS Director Dr. Frank Kelly Deputy Director John Hahn Contracting Officer Robin Doyle

3 AGENDA 10:00 Introductions and Announcements
10:15 EROS Data Center Overview 11:00 Contract Overview Questions after lunch break

4 ANNOUCEMENTS DISCLAIMER:
Nothing discussed today should be construed as an amendment to the draft solicitation. No recording permitted. Please silence your cell phones.

5 EROS Center

6 Scope of the EROS Facility
Notable points of the physical EROS Facility: Is an Owned Facility of the USGS Consists of acres, 19 separate assets Most assets were constructed in the early 1970’s with an addition to the Mundt Federal Bldg. in 1996 The assets cover approximately 308,000 square feet Generator Bldg., 3 primary diesel generators of 750 kVA each fed by a 5000 gal. fuel tank Warehouse and Service Bldg., also contains primary power distribution gear, sq. ft. Water Tower holding 250,000 gallons of potable water Equipment Bldg. and Storage bldg. Primary wastewater treatment system, 4 ponds and an aeration house Mundt Federal Building, 272,000+ sq. ft., houses primary workforce in an office setting and contains three separate computer rooms Satellite receiving antennas, covered by geodesic domes for protection from the elements 5th pond in the waste water treatment system, w/ earth retaining dam, 24 ft. in depth

7 EROS Center – Interior Floor Plan
Main Entrance

8 EROS Organizational Alignment
Core Science Systems Ecosystems Energy & Minerals & Environ. Health Climate & Land Use Change Natural Hazards Water EROS Center Office of the Director

9 EROS Government Organization
Program Control Office of the Director F. Kelly J. Hahn Policy & Communications Office EROS Policy, Comm. And Outreach Records Management Admin Services Branch Facilities, CITT, and Contracts Coordination Requirements Office Coordinate and requirements and strategy Center-wide to achieve the EROS mission Research Branch Application Branch Data Services Branch Observing Systems Branch Provide an understanding of the rates and causes of land change and how changes in land use, cover, and condition affect people and nature. Develop and mature definitive land change information and knowledge products and services, and assist customers with applications of information to societal problems. Ensure scientists, decision makers and the public have ready access to land change information and to safeguard and expand the national archive of remotely sensed land data. Collect data that positions EROS as the world’s primary source of imagery and fulfills scientific requirements, allowing land change monitoring, assessment and projection.

10 USGS EROS Center - Workforce History

11 Flight Operations Contract
Major Government Service Contracts Partnerships ensuring mission success USGS EROS (143 Government FTE) NASA Land Processes DAAC Facility Maintenance & Operations Contract (17 FTE) EOS Core Systems (2 FTE) Technical Support Services Contract (332 FTE) Security Contract (23 FTE) Landsat 7 and 8 Flight Operations Contract (52 FTE) Science Support Services Contract (23.50 FTE) Custodial Contract (6.5 FTE) Landsat Mission Op’s Element (4 FTE) Logistics Contract (3 FTE) FFRDC (3 FTE) Numbers in parenthesis represent full-time equivalent (FTE) positions.

12 Current EROS Staff 609 employees 143 Government Positions
466 Contract Positions Education - Post-Secondary Degrees - 75% of the workforce PhDs 11% Masters 37% Bachelors 39% Associates 13% Examples of the Skill Sets at EROS Remote Sensing science Environmental modeling Application development Product/Information development Systems engineering Satellite systems operation and management Systems development Archive management/preservation Information science Network architecture, design and operations Budget and finance Facility operations and maintenance 609 employees

13 EROS Mission … contributing to the understanding of a changing Earth.
Vision: The world’s primary source of remotely sensed land images of the Earth; Authoritative providers of land change science information and knowledge; Leaders in understanding how changes in land use, cover, and condition affect people and nature.

14 The EROS Center is… A USGS science center and one of the world’s largest land remote sensing centers Landsat satellite mission ground segment – developer and operator National Satellite Land Remote Sensing Data Archive (NSLRSDA) NASA Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LPDAAC) Member of the International Charter for Major Disasters and Space Co-leader of the USGS-South Dakota State University Geographic Information Sciences Center of Excellence (GIScCE) One of Six Department of the Interior Core Data Centers

15 Key EROS Mission Functions…
Data Archiving and Access: Expand and safeguard the archive and ensure that anyone, anywhere and at anytime have ready access to land information Acquisition: Development and Operations of Ground Systems: Satellite mission ground system designer, developer and operator. Science: Conduct research and develop applications and promote knowledge and use of land information to better understand the Earth

16 Key EROS Mission Functions…
Data Archiving and Access: Expand and safeguard the archive and ensure that anyone, anywhere and at anytime have ready access to land information Acquisition: Development and Operations of Ground Systems: Satellite mission ground system designer, developer and operator. Science: Conduct research and develop applications and promote knowledge and use of land information to better understand the Earth

17 Data Sets Managed Collection Diversity Digital and film archive media
Aerial Photography Collections U.S. Geological Survey Photography National High Altitude Photography National Aerial Photography Program Space Acquired Photography Other U.S. Federal Aerial Photography Side-Looking Airborne Radar High Resolution Orthorectified Present National Agriculture Imagery Program Present Cartographic - Topographic Collections Digital Line Graphs 1:24,000* 1:100,000 Digital Elevation Models 7.5o 15’Alaska 2 Arc Second** 1:250,000 Digital Raster Graphics 1:24,000 Digital Orthophoto Quads National Atlas National Elevation Database SRTM Satellite Collections Declass 1 (Corona) – 1972 Declass 2 (KH-7, KH-9) – 1980 SPOT Pan/Multispectral – 1998 Landsat MSS – 1992 Landsat Thematic Mapper – Present Landsat 7 ETM – Present Landsat 8 OLI/TIRS Present EOS/MODIS – Present EOS/ASTER – Present AVHRR LAC/HRPT – Present EO – Present SIR-C Commercial Data Purchases – Present Collection Diversity Aerial Cartographic Topographic Satellite Digital and film archive media Static and growing collections

18 Accessing Data EarthExplorer Global Visualization Viewer LandsatLook
Global Visualization Viewer LandsatLook NASA ECHO https://wist.echo.nasa.gov/api/ Hazards Data Dist. System

19 Data Services Branch Ensure that scientists, decision makers, and the public have ready access to land change information and to safeguard and expand the national archive of remotely sensed land data. Preserve and distribute the centers data and information products Manage the NASA EOS/Land Processes DAAC requirements Operate existing user interfaces and develop future information access methodologies Manage hazards and disaster response activities Operate user services and application assistance support in concert with the other branch's Support the development, implementation, and operation continuum thru direct coordination with science based personnel

20 TSSC Supports Data Ingest Data Management Data Processing Mass Storage
System Backup Server Access Data Discovery Bulk Download Software Reuse Resource Sharing Network Connectivity

21 Key EROS Mission Functions…
Data Archiving and Access: Expand and safeguard the archive and ensure that anyone, anywhere and at anytime have ready access to land information Acquisition: Development and Operations of Ground Systems: Satellite mission ground system designer, developer and operator. Science: Conduct research and develop applications and promote knowledge and use of land information to better understand the Earth

22 USGS/NASA Landsat partnership since 1966

23 Landsat - the longest and most comprehensive record of the Earth’s condition ever assembled.
The EROS Landsat archive: more than 5 million images (171 billion sq. km) from 1972 to the present – and spanning the globe. All Landsat images are available to anyone at no cost. Each year nearly 7 million images are distributed to users in over 180 nations and territories. Over 20 million scenes distributed (2008 to 2014)

24 Operational Status With 2 satellites on orbit, USGS is capable of collecting data for any location on the land surface every 8 days Landsat 8 (launched February 2013) Two sensors - Operational Land Imager (OLI) and Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) provide state of the art science imagery worldwide OLI has a 5-year design life; TIRS has a 3-year design life; mission has 10 years of fuel L8 captures imagery of continents and islands & reefs Landsat 7 (launched April 1999) Enhanced Thematic Mapper – collects land imagery and thermal signatures L7 concentrates on continental imagery coverage Expect fuel to last through 2017, though well past its design life and with several failed parts

25 Observing Systems Branch
Collect and populate the archive with data that positions EROS as the world’s primary source of imagery and fulfills scientific requirements, allowing land change monitoring, assessment and projection Operate satellite missions Understand and characterize land remote sensing technologies Perform USGS development responsibilities for new missions Oversee all acquisition of data Including antennas and supporting hardware, development of processing Develop new partnerships to receive data Commercial data buy contracts, partnerships, International Ground Stations Develop systems to document and analyze Earth Observation User Requirements and Capabilities and perform EO solution assessment Process data to a distributable format (L1T) Calibrate satellite data, and provide science quality data

26 TSSC Supports Operations and maintenance of the EROS ground station
Daily flight and ground operations of Landsat 7 and 8 Operating / enhancing data ingest, storage, and processing systems Calibration and data quality efforts for land remote sensing data Current and future system architectures – O&M and Upgrades Land imaging architecture studies and future system development Systems development to support Land Change Science Elicitation, documentation, and development of earth observation (EO) requirements The Administrations Triennial EO Assessments (EOAs) Assessments for new mission technologies and capabilities Data system characterization and cross-calibration USGS EROS on-site instrumentation network

27 Key EROS Mission Functions…
Data Archiving and Access: Expand and safeguard the archive and ensure that anyone, anywhere and at anytime have ready access to land information Acquisition: Development and Operations of Ground Systems: Satellite mission ground system designer, developer and operator. Science: Conduct research and develop applications and promote knowledge and use of land information to better understand the Earth

28 Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection (LCMAP)
A capability to continuously track and characterize changes in land cover, use, and condition and translate such information into assessments of current and historical processes of change as a science foundation to support evaluations and decisions relevant to environmental management and policy. Energy development Pollinator landscapes Carbon consequences Drought monitoring Wet / dry cycles Land-cover change

29 Research and Applications Branch
Provide an understanding of the rates and causes of land change and how changes in land use, cover, and condition affect people and nature. Develop and mature definitive land change information and knowledge products and services, and assist customers with application of information to societal problems Determine observation and data capture requirements to support information product generation and assessments Scientifically acquire and communicate a better understanding of issue-related land change processes and constraints Streamline and maintain analytical capability for science information processing and land change detection Investigations that identify, describe, and forecast land change and its implications Integrate efforts to complete periodic and special topic priority assessments Gauge success based on utility and impact of resultant products and services

30 TSSC Supports Developing advanced scientific technical infrastructure
Design and implementation of complex spatial analysis models Transfer of remote sensing and spatial data analysis technologies Remote sensing and spatial data handling technologies Developing improved data & information processing methods Developing exploratory data analysis and data visualization tools Developing improved production algorithms Processing data to generate and validate information products

31 Center Information Technology Team (CITT)

32 CITT Overview Network Engineering Security/Risk Management
End User Services Systems Administration Enterprise Architecture Service/Platform Management Hosting Services (SLA/IPA) Cost Benefit Analysis Chicago 155 Mbps 40% Full USGS Intranet Reston Denver Menlo Park Anchorage Next-Gen R&E Nets 2,488 Mbps 25% Full SD R&E Net 10,000 Mbps 1% Full Energy Sciences Network Kansas City EROS www. 622 Mbps 75% Full Commodity Internet Ames EOS

33 TSSC Supports: Securing and administering the broad EROS network infrastructure Security/Risk Management across three different enclaves Cradle to grave system administration to the end user A service-oriented enterprise architecture Build-out of a service oriented architecture Limited hosting services and manages Service Level Agreements Actionable solutions for required changes to the environment

34 EROS Communications and Outreach

35 EROS Communications and Outreach Office
Create excitement and enthusiasm for our science and operational activities among the lay public, the science community, our colleagues in Government, the private sector, and potential sponsors of our work. Target important, timely, and interesting areas of EROS activities; Choose effective media, venues, and events to publicize; and Plan and prioritize the communications work.

36 TSSC Supports National conferences, community outreach, education activities, graphic design, EROS web presence, social media, public affairs and media relations Reception desk, tour coordination, special visitors and meetings Operating and maintaining the EROS Library Publication review and approval process

37 CONTRACT INFORMATION

38 Contract Basic Information
Period of Performance will be a 5 year contract with no options Single Vendor, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract with Cost Plus Fixed Fee and Firm Fixed Price Task Orders Performance Based Small business partnership goal of 25% Minimum/Maximum ($100K / $300M)

39 Contract Basic Information
IDIQ SOW sets a basic “umbrella” of scope; task orders are more precise scope Scope limited to EROS mission requirements Full and open competition in accordance with FAR 15 Incumbent Contractor- Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies (SGT, Inc.)

40 Schedule Draft RFP –posted 11/19/2014 to the Reading Room
Q&A’s (draft) – due 12/2/2014 Post Q&As (draft) – mid Dec Final RFP – mid Dec Proposals due – late Jan Award – late May

41 Reading Room http://www.usgs.gov/contracts/acq_opp/EROS_index.html
Draft RFP with attachments Sample Task Orders with Reference documents EROS policies and regulations Task Orders - Statement of Objectives from the current year

42 Reading Room Redacted Contract and modifications posted in Reading Room (future posting) Questions and answers (future posting) Industry Day slides will be posted to the Reading Room

43 Reading Room All substantive changes to the Reading Room will be announced on FedBizOpps (FBO) FBO is not connecting to FedConnect at this moment, please look for announcements and documents in FBO or the Reading Room

44 Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What project size standards are required for past performance? Response: There are no size standards for past performance; however, the Government is looking for past performance that is similar in effort as stated in Section C of the solicitation.

45 Frequently Asked Questions
Question: How many past performance references are required from a significant subcontractor? Response: No less than three, but no more than five for both prime and subcontractor (combined). Or, a statement of no past performance in order to be rated as neutral.

46 EROS Site Visit Information
RSVP by November 25, 2014 for November 26, 2014 notice of tour time RSVP by November 26, 2014 for December 1, 2014 notice of tour time December 2, 2014 from 9:00am to 4:00pm Check-in at the door The auditorium, atrium and cafeteria will be available while waiting address:

47 For more information: Questions:
Questions: Robin S. Doyle, Contracting Officer U.S. Geological Survey Sunrise Valley Drive Mail Stop: 205 Reston, VA  

48 Thank-you for your interest in U. S
Thank-you for your interest in U.S. Geological Survey and Earth Resources Observations and Science Center!


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