GSA Schedule 70
National Defense University: (Prime Contract)
The College of Information and Cyberspace (CIC), formerly the Information Resources Management College (iCollege), serves as the Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) principal educational resource for the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and his senior staffs. As such, the CIC is responsible for a number of programs associated with Information Assurance (IA) and Information Technology (IT) education. Additionally, the CIC has a representative on the Department IA Program-led Information Assurance Scholarship Steering Committee and is an educator of DoD retention students in the scholarship program. The CIC Laboratory Center’s mission is to provide an experiential center of education that leverages high-end computing and cutting-edge technology. As such, the Center continually adds capability and will continue to serve as a technological hub for CIC classrooms. This high level of support for IT/IA educational initiatives requires that the CIC manage a tremendously increased workload to implement programs in an extremely short timeframe.
To that end, information technology support is needed to facilitate research in-house using a variety of methodologies such as modeling and simulation, operational network setting, network laboratory settings, etc. which will enable the CIC staff and faculty to maintain their skills at a high level of proficiency and insure that they remain “state-of-the-art.”
The objectives for the support are to (1) use simulation and gaming to support and augment curriculum; (2) deploy multiple courses in the areas of enterprise architecture, process management, global networking, homeland security, network-centric warfare, continuity of operations, government decision making, and organizational culture; (3) provide support to a crisis management learning environment through experiential activities; (4) provide support to the learning experience via multiple Virtual world platforms; (5) provide students with hands-on experience with the latest technologies; and (6) research and explore technological advancement that will enhance the entire curriculum.
The outcomes expected of the support are that the CIC is able to (1) maintain the required Risk Management Framework (RMF) certification; (2) have a positive partnership relationship with internal and external agencies involved in the RMF; and (3) ensure the network is not at risk of non-compliance which would have a direct negative impact on the college’s courses and mission.
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