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2. What is NSA Looking For? . The breadth of products and services NSA acquires is varied.Your Agency customer base breaks into three broad categories:Signals Intelligence, or SIGINT: This is the classic codebreaking" Information Assurance, or IA: This is the codemaking" side of the Agency's

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1. 1 Office of Small Business Programs Doing Business with the National Security Agency

2. 2 What is NSA Looking For? The breadth of products and services NSA acquires is varied. Your Agency customer base breaks into three broad categories: Signals Intelligence, or SIGINT: This is the classic “codebreaking” Information Assurance, or IA: This is the “codemaking” side of the Agency’s mission. “Mission Enablers.” This is the glue that holds everything together.

3. 3 How To Start Working with NSA? The following steps are recommended: Register your business on the following resources : Central Contractor Registry: http://www.ccr.gov/ The Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA): https://orca.bpn.gov/ Dynamic Small Business Search: http://dsbs.sba.gov/dsbs/search/dsp_dsbs.cfm Acquisition Resource Center: http://www.nsaarc.net/ NSA Bi-weekly Briefing: https://www.nsaarc.net/biweekly

4. 4 What is NSA Looking For? NAICS codes 541330    Engineering Services 541511    Custom Computer Programming Services 541519    Other Computer Related Services; Information Technology Value Added Resellers 541513    Computer Facilities Management Services 541512    Computer Systems Design Services 334220    Radio and Television Broadcasting and Wireless Communications Equipment Manufacturing 334111    Electronic Computer Manufacturing 541712    Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology) 334119    Other Computer Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 221121    Electric Bulk Power Transmission and Control 236220    Commercial and Institutional Building Construction 337214    Office Furniture (Except Wood) Manufacturing 561612    Security Guards and Patrol Services 561611    Investigation Services

5. 5 How Do We Acquire? NSA does not openly advertise our business opportunities on FEDBIZOPPS www.fedbizopps.gov NSA follows the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) www.arnet.gov/far and Defense supplement to FAR (DFARS) www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dfars/html/r20070913/tochtml.htm NSA makes use of the National Security Exception which allows for “Other Than Full and Open Competition” We match our requirements with potential vendors through market research Market Research Tool - ARC

6. 6 Acquisition Resource Center The ARC is NSA’s principal market research tool Vendors with appropriate clearances will be able to: Review acquisition related announcements Business Forecasts Requests for Information/Request for Proposals Search on “Business Registry”, “Contractor Bidders Library”, and make inquiries on-line (future) Must register and keep current; You will become part of the “Business Registry” from which NSA will be able to conduct market surveys

7. 7 Doing Business with NSA The NSA Office of Small Business Programs Bi-weekly Briefings are informational sessions The briefing includes: Acquisition Resource Center (ARC) Business registry Networking and marketing opportunities Industrial security overview Provision Industry Security Approval (PISA) Additional Resources Small Business Updates Sessions are conducted every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, approximately Go to https://www.nsaarc.net/biweekly

8. 8 Marketing Opportunities Capability Briefings NSA Commercial Solutions Center (NCSC) Initial entry point for vendors who want to establish partnerships with the agency. This office has a Vendor Capabilities Presentation Program for vendors with security enhancing products. Cutting edge technology www.nsa.gov/ia/industry/index.cfm [email protected] Conferences NSA/AFCEA Mission and Acquisition Symposium This conference will be held twice a year; Fall and Spring Combines the AFCEA Mid-Atlantic Intelligence Symposium and the NSA Acquisition/Industrial Symposium (NA/IS) Tech Expos Events are excellent for any company with a “gee-whiz” technology FBC at www.fbcinc.com and NCSI at www.ncsievents.com. Business-In-A-Minute Business “speed-dating” meetings between industry representatives, NSA prime contractors, and NSA government offices Held once a year in the Spring; April 1, 2010 June 22nd is next BIMJune 22nd is next BIM

9. 9 Contract Opportunities AXISS is a mission related IT (Information Technology) contract vehicle. It is an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract which provides support for the Agency’s Internal Service Provider. It was awarded in FY07 to four prime contractors: Booz Allen Hamilton CACI Computer Sciences Corporation Northrop Grumman Go to [email protected] for additional information on AXISS June 22nd is next BIMJune 22nd is next BIM

10. 10 Contract Opportunities (cont’d) NSETS II (the NSA Small Business Set-Aside) is a follow-on to the original NSETS Program It is an important agency initiative that will enable NSA to competitively acquire Agency requirements for the following areas: Business Engineering Information Technology Operations Support Training Services The program has two division of Prime contractors based on company revenue. Delivery Order (DO) competitions that are $7M or less are reserved for Tier 1 companies only. Both Tier 1 and Tier 2 companies can bid on DOs greater than $7M and up to $75M (the maximum DO) There are approximately 28 Tier 1 primes and 7 Tier 2 primes. POC for NSETS II [email protected], (240) 295-2277, Jim Higgins June 22nd is next BIMJune 22nd is next BIM

11. 11 Contract Opportunities (cont’d) LIVEWIRE is a multi-year contract to Washington Group International-URS to provide assistance in defining and managing power and cooling (P&C) infrastructure construction and upgrade projects. This will be a major four phase, in parallel, P&C construction project to repair and replace existing utility infrastructure. Opportunities exist in the following NAICS codes: 236210 and 236220 Five (5) 237s Ten (10) 238s POC for LIVEWIRE [email protected], (301) 575-3401, June Burke June 22nd is next BIMJune 22nd is next BIM

12. 12 Additional Support One-on-One Counseling Clarify questions remaining from briefing Discuss specific obstacles and challenges to marketing Guidance, counseling, brainstorming, and “what if” scenarios Must be registered in ARC How Email [email protected] to schedule Counseling we strongly prefer you do attempt marketing through other means before scheduling By appointment only for 30 minute sessions ITD Waiting list got so long and resources so scarce to see all of the service related companies.Counseling we strongly prefer you do attempt marketing through other means before scheduling By appointment only for 30 minute sessions ITD Waiting list got so long and resources so scarce to see all of the service related companies.

13. 13 Mentor Protégé Program DoD prime contractor in operation for 3 years or more; Mentor is responsible for selecting protégé Should have the ability to obtain personnel and facility clearances Focus on innovative transfer of state-of-the-art technology Demonstrate a comprehensive protégé needs assessment, e.g., SEI/CMMI/ISO 9000/ITIL certifications Business infrastructure and management assistance only agreements will not be considered Current Mentors: Booz Allen Hamilton SAIC NSETS II Idea is to provide streamlined acquisition vehicle that increases NSA’s small business goals and harness the technical expertise lying within the small business Winners of NSETS II Tier 2 contracts are the following: DCCA ESS Oberon Omen Praxis ProObject Thomas Herbert NSETS II Tier 1 is still scheduled to be decided by the end of July. “…plan is still to award no later than the end of this month. I am still working with the Contracting Officer and General Counsel to make this happen. At this point I have no reason to believe it won't.” NSETS II Idea is to provide streamlined acquisition vehicle that increases NSA’s small business goals and harness the technical expertise lying within the small business Winners of NSETS II Tier 2 contracts are the following: DCCA ESS Oberon Omen Praxis ProObject Thomas Herbert NSETS II Tier 1 is still scheduled to be decided by the end of July. “…plan is still to award no later than the end of this month. I am still working with the Contracting Officer and General Counsel to make this happen. At this point I have no reason to believe it won't.”

14. 14 Provisional Industrial Security Approval (PISA) Located within the Industry Outreach and Facilitation office To facilitate classified discussions on technologies and capabilities of interest and benefit to the NSA Sponsors small business entities that offer unique capabilities required by the NSA and where there is a clear need for increased socio-economic development. Cultivates a healthy competitive environment Leadership adding additional capability to this program to include: Adding TK to personnel clearance Removing foreign affiliation hurdle Adding additional CPRL slots for companies already in program Counseling we strongly prefer you do attempt marketing through other means before scheduling By appointment only for 30 minute sessions ITD Waiting list got so long and resources so scarce to see all of the service related companies.Counseling we strongly prefer you do attempt marketing through other means before scheduling By appointment only for 30 minute sessions ITD Waiting list got so long and resources so scarce to see all of the service related companies.

15. 15 Provisional Industrial Security Approval (PISA) (cont’d) Expand NSA’s cleared industrial base Increases the ability to talk with NSA on the classified level Minimizes the timeframe for a company to start working on contract Answers the question: How do you get a classified contract without clearances if you cannot get clearances without a classified contract? Counseling we strongly prefer you do attempt marketing through other means before scheduling By appointment only for 30 minute sessions ITD Waiting list got so long and resources so scarce to see all of the service related companies.Counseling we strongly prefer you do attempt marketing through other means before scheduling By appointment only for 30 minute sessions ITD Waiting list got so long and resources so scarce to see all of the service related companies.

16. 16 Provisional Industrial Security Approval (PISA) (cont’d) Technical Recommendation required for consideration into the program 3-year program Personnel clearances will be held for the company by the program PISA Letter is granted, stating company’s eligibility to participate in classified discussions Counseling we strongly prefer you do attempt marketing through other means before scheduling By appointment only for 30 minute sessions ITD Waiting list got so long and resources so scarce to see all of the service related companies.Counseling we strongly prefer you do attempt marketing through other means before scheduling By appointment only for 30 minute sessions ITD Waiting list got so long and resources so scarce to see all of the service related companies.

17. 17 Points of Contact Office of Small Business Programs 443-479-9560 [email protected] Acquisition Resource Center 410-694-0750 [email protected] PISA Program 240-295-2033 [email protected] NSETS Program 240-295-2277 [email protected]

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