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National Security Agency (NSA)— Expanding our Industrial Base & Engaging Industry. Breakout Session #202 Rachel Dickens, National Security Agency Michelle Hladky, National Security Agency Monday, April 25, 2005 1:30-2:30 pm. What is the National Security Agency (NSA)?.

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National Security Agency (NSA)—Expanding our Industrial Base & Engaging Industry

Breakout Session #202

Rachel Dickens, National Security Agency

Michelle Hladky, National Security Agency

Monday, April 25, 2005

1:30-2:30 pm

NCMA World Congress 2005

“Prime Time: Contract Management at the Core of the Enterprise”

what is the national security agency nsa
What is the National Security Agency (NSA)?
  • Foreign Signals Intelligence and Information Assurance
  • Protects U.S information systems and produces foreign intelligence information
  • Communications and Data Processing
  • Foreign Language and Research

NCMA World Congress 2005

“Prime Time: Contract Management at the Core of the Enterprise”

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NSA Set-Aside for Small Business Program (NSETS)

Rachel Dickens

NCMA World Congress 2005

“Prime Time: Contract Management at the Core of the Enterprise”

what is nsets
What is NSETS?
  • Innovation at its best
  • Streamlined acquisition tool to utilize small businesses
  • Multiple award IDIQ contract vehicle
  • 30-45 days to award
  • No CICA required
  • Created in an effort to expand industrial base
  • Harness cutting edge technologies and ideas

NCMA World Congress 2005

“Prime Time: Contract Management at the Core of the Enterprise”

nsets function areas
NSETS- Function Areas
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Operations Support
  • Training

NCMA World Congress 2005

“Prime Time: Contract Management at the Core of the Enterprise”

nsets how we chose vendors
NSETS- How we Chose Vendors
  • Briefed NSETS at Small Business forum
  • Roundtable with interested primes
  • Industry Day
  • List of potential primes established
  • Teams formed

NCMA World Congress 2005

“Prime Time: Contract Management at the Core of the Enterprise”

nsets structure
NSETS- Structure
  • Awarded in April 2002 to 14 primes & approximately 160 team members
  • $350M Ceiling
  • Best Value Competition
  • FY02-FY09

NCMA World Congress 2005

“Prime Time: Contract Management at the Core of the Enterprise”

nsets structure9
NSETS- Structure
  • Guaranteed at lease 1 Woman Owned and Small Disadvantaged Business
  • Intentionally broad SOW
  • Each prime guaranteed $5K

NCMA World Congress 2005

“Prime Time: Contract Management at the Core of the Enterprise”

nsets task orders
NSETS- Task Orders
  • All task orders competed
  • Contract types allowed: FFP, FP/LOE, T&M, T&M Award Fee & Labor Hour
  • Task orders limited to 3 a year period including options, no $$ limit
  • Large business participation-10% limit

NCMA World Congress 2005

“Prime Time: Contract Management at the Core of the Enterprise”

benefits to nsa
Benefits to NSA
  • Expand contractor base and improve Agency’s socio-economic goals
  • Streamlined acquisition vehicle
  • Increase flexibility in meeting end user requirements
  • Performance based
  • Harness ideas and technologies
  • Continuous competition

NCMA World Congress 2005

“Prime Time: Contract Management at the Core of the Enterprise”

benefits to contractors
Benefits to Contractors
  • $$$$$
  • Entire team will be considered small for the life of contract- including options
  • Can compete like large business
  • Contribution to protection of nation’s security

NCMA World Congress 2005

“Prime Time: Contract Management at the Core of the Enterprise”

nsets where are we now
NSETS- Where are we now?
  • $700M ceiling
  • 9 primes & over 200 team members
  • 80 Tasks awarded
  • Benchmark for other agencies

NCMA World Congress 2005

“Prime Time: Contract Management at the Core of the Enterprise”

nsets statistics
NSETS Statistics

NCMA World Congress 2005

“Prime Time: Contract Management at the Core of the Enterprise”

nsets primes
NSETS Primes

Advanced Concepts

COMSO

Data Computer Corporation of America

Dragon Development Corp.

Essex Corp.

Kimmich Software Systems

Omen

Pragmatics

ProObject

NCMA World Congress 2005

“Prime Time: Contract Management at the Core of the Enterprise”

nsets success
NSETS=SUCCESS!
  • FY07 re-compete for FY08 award

NCMA World Congress 2005

“Prime Time: Contract Management at the Core of the Enterprise”

nsets
NSETS

Anna Milo, NSETS Program Manager

443-479-4721

Phyllis Morris, NSETS Contracting Officer

301-688-9635

NCMA World Congress 2005

“Prime Time: Contract Management at the Core of the Enterprise”

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Provisional Industrial Security Approval (PISA) Sponsorship Program

Michelle L. Hladky

NCMA World Congress 2005

“Prime Time: Contract Management at the Core of the Enterprise”

nsa provisional industrial security approval pisa sponsorship program purposes
NSA Provisional Industrial Security Approval (PISA) Sponsorship Program- Purposes
  • Chicken and the egg- need clearances to get contracts and contracts to get clearances
  • Facilitate discussions on technologies & capabilities of interest to the NSA
  • Fosters broad & diverse industrial base
  • Helps to meet NSA Small Business contracting socio-economic goals
  • Assists small businesses in obtaining clearances

NCMA World Congress 2005

“Prime Time: Contract Management at the Core of the Enterprise”

pisa program sponsorship
PISA Program Sponsorship
  • Technical Recommendation required
  • 3-year program
  • Sponsor Key Management Personnel (KMP’s) and employees
  • 5 clearances held at a time
    • KMP’s permanent on Contractor Position Rooster Log (CPRL)
    • 2 rotating slots to rotate as contracts are awarded
  • Helps position company for Facility Clearance upon contract award

NCMA World Congress 2005

“Prime Time: Contract Management at the Core of the Enterprise”

what type of companies are eligible for the pisa program
What type of companies are eligible for the PISA Program?

Small businesses not currently contracting w/ the NSA or contracting in a limited capacity

NCMA World Congress 2005

“Prime Time: Contract Management at the Core of the Enterprise”

pisa statistics
PISA Statistics

Note: Companies can be classified in multiple business categories

NCMA World Congress 2005

“Prime Time: Contract Management at the Core of the Enterprise”

how we are engaging small businesses
How we are engaging small businesses…
  • Small Business Bi-weekly briefings
  • Acquisition Outreach Center (AOC)
    • Call center for frequently asked questions and guidance
  • Conferences
    • NSA Commercial Acquisition Conference (NCAC) (November)
    • NSA Acquisition Industry Symposium (NAIS) (May)
    • Hubzone Conferences
  • Technical Expos
  • Acquisition Resource Center (ARC)

NCMA World Congress 2005

“Prime Time: Contract Management at the Core of the Enterprise”

nsa acquisition resource center arc
NSA Acquisition Resource Center (ARC)
  • NSA Acquisition Resource Center (ARC)

www.nsaarc.net

    • Contractor Capability Database
    • Market Research Tool
    • Mechanism for publishing upcoming requirements
    • Contractor Access to Acquisition Documents
    • More then 3800 companies registered (majority of which are small businesses)

NCMA World Congress 2005

“Prime Time: Contract Management at the Core of the Enterprise”

small business statistics
Small Business Statistics

NCMA World Congress 2005

“Prime Time: Contract Management at the Core of the Enterprise”

additional information
Additional Information

NSA Website (Click on business)

www.nsa.gov

ARC Website (Register in NSA industry database)

www.nsaarc.net

Acquisition Outreach Website (Register for bi-weekly briefings)

www.nsa.gov/business/busin00009.cfm

(866) 518-0300

outreach@acqoc.com

NSA Conference Partners: (information for conferences and expos)

Federal Business Council www.fbcinc.com

National Conference Services, Inc. www.ncsievents.com

NCMA World Congress 2005

“Prime Time: Contract Management at the Core of the Enterprise”