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

2 2 INTRODUCTIONS Technical Support Services Contract (TSSC) Solicitation Number G14PS EROS Director Dr. Frank Kelly Deputy Director John Hahn Contracting Officer Robin Doyle

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

4 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 5 EROS Center

6 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 5 th pond in the waste water treatment system, w/ earth retaining dam, 24 ft. in depth Primary wastewater treatment system, 4 ponds and an aeration house Equipment Bldg. and Storage bldg. Water Tower holding 250,000 gallons of potable water Warehouse and Service Bldg., also contains primary power distribution gear, sq. ft. Generator Bldg., 3 primary diesel generators of 750 kVA each fed by a 5000 gal. fuel tank Satellite receiving antennas, covered by geodesic domes for protection from the elements Mundt Federal Building, 272,000+ sq. ft., houses primary workforce in an office setting and contains three separate computer rooms

7 7 Main Entrance EROS Center – Interior Floor Plan

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

9 9 EROS Government Organization Office of the Director F. Kelly J. Hahn Coordination Requirements Office Research Branch Program Control Policy & Communications Office Application Branch Data Services Branch Observing Systems Branch 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. 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. EROS Policy, Comm. And Outreach Records Management Coordinate and requirements and strategy Center-wide to achieve the EROS mission Admin Services Branch Facilities, CITT, and Contracts

10 10 USGS EROS Center - Workforce History

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

12 12 Current EROS Staff 143 Government Positions 466 Contract Positions Education - Post-Secondary Degrees - 75% of the workforce PhDs11% Masters37% Bachelors39% Associates13% Examples of the Skill Sets at EROS Remote Sensing scienceEnvironmental modeling Application developmentProduct/Information development Systems engineering Satellite systems operation and management Systems developmentArchive management/preservation Information science Network architecture, design and operations Budget and finance Facility operations and maintenance 609 employees

13 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 14 The EROS Center is… A USGS science center A USGS science center and one of the world’s largest land remote sensing centers Landsat satellite mission Landsat satellite mission ground segment – developer and operator NSLRSDA National Satellite Land Remote Sensing Data Archive (NSLRSDA) LPDAAC NASA Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LPDAAC) International Charter Member of the International Charter for Major Disasters and Space GIScCE Co-leader of the USGS-South Dakota State University Geographic Information Sciences Center of Excellence (GIScCE) Core Data Centers One of Six Department of the Interior Core Data Centers

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

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

17 17 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 7.5 o 15’Alaska 2 Arc Second** 1:250,000 Digital Raster Graphics 1:24,000 1:100,000 1:250,000 Digital Orthophoto Quads National Atlas National Elevation Database SRTM Satellite Collections Declass 1 (Corona) 1960 – 1972 Declass 2 (KH-7, KH-9) 1963 – 1980 SPOT Pan/Multispectral 1986 – 1998 Landsat MSS 1972 – 1992 Landsat Thematic Mapper 1982 – Present Landsat 7 ETM – Present Landsat 8 OLI/TIRS Present EOS/MODIS 2000 – Present EOS/ASTER 2000 – Present AVHRR LAC/HRPT 1986 – Present EO – Present SIR-C 1994 Commercial Data Purchases 2002 – Present Data Sets Managed Collection DiversityCollection Diversity AerialAerial CartographicCartographic TopographicTopographic SatelliteSatellite Digital and film archive mediaDigital and film archive media Static and growing collectionsStatic and growing collections

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

19 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 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 21 Key EROS Mission Functions… Data Archiving and Access: Data Archiving and Access: Expand and safeguard Expand and safeguard the archive and ensure that the archive and ensure that anyone, anywhere and at anytime anyone, anywhere and at anytime have ready access to land information have ready access to land information Acquisition: Development and Operations Acquisition: Development and Operations of Ground Systems: Satellite mission of Ground Systems: Satellite mission ground system designer, developer and ground system designer, developer and operator. operator. Science: Conduct research and Science: Conduct research and develop applications and promote knowledge and use of land information to better understand the Earth

22 22 USGS/NASA Landsat partnership since 1966

23 23 Landsat - the longest and most comprehensive record of the Earth’s condition ever assembled. 5 million images (171 billion sq. km) from 1972 to the present The EROS Landsat archive: more than 5 million images (171 billion sq. km) from 1972 to the present – and spanning the globe. available to anyone at no cost. All Landsat images are available to anyone at no cost. Each year nearly 7 million images are distributed 20 million scenes distributed 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 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 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 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 27 Key EROS Mission Functions… Data Archiving and Access: Data Archiving and Access: Expand and safeguard Expand and safeguard the archive and ensure that the archive and ensure that anyone, anywhere and at anytime anyone, anywhere and at anytime have ready access to land information have ready access to land information Acquisition: Development and Operations Acquisition: Development and Operations of Ground Systems: Satellite mission of Ground Systems: Satellite mission ground system designer, developer and ground system designer, developer and operator. operator. Science: Conduct research and Science: Conduct research and develop applications and promote knowledge and use of land information to better understand the Earth

28 28 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. Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection (LCMAP) Energy development Carbon consequences Drought monitoring Pollinator landscapes landscapes Wet / dry cycles Land-cover change

29 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 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 31 Center Information Technology Team (CITT)

32 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 USGS Intranet Reston Denver Menlo Park Anchorage 155 Mbps 40% Full 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. Commodity Internet 622 Mbps 75% Full Ames EOS

33 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 34 EROS Communications and Outreach

35 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 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 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 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 40 Schedule Draft RFP –posted 11/19/2014 to the Reading Room o Q&A’s (draft) – due 12/2/2014 o Post Q&As (draft) – mid Dec Final RFP – mid Dec Proposals due – late Jan Award – late May

41 41 Reading Room ROS_index.html ROS_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 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 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 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 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 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

47 47 For more information: 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. Geological Survey and Earth Resources Observations and Science Center!


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