Notice ID: ICE-HSI-2021-RAVEN
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is in the process of transforming the Agency’s investment approach and processes for acquiring and delivering capabilities to HSI’s 10,000+-person workforce. While HSI has streamlined its investments in tools to support routine investigations, the challenges of large, complex, and unique cases invariably involve metadata analysis and the integration of large volumes of data from multiple sources.
In support of its investigations, HSI invests significant time and resources to analyze large volumes of data sourced from multiple data sets in order to understand patterns and uncover associations, links, and leads. It is HSI’s vision to provide expert analytic tools and services to ensure the employment of innovative analytic techniques to support investigations and to ensure customer value.
The purpose of this RFI is to communicate the objectives for the upcoming RAVEn procurements, receive feedback from industry, and determine capable sources for the purposes of selecting the most appropriate contract vehicle(s) and contracting strategies.
ICE currently has three (3) task orders supporting the HSI Innovation Lab and the Repository for Analytics in a virtualized Environment (RAVEn) platform that expire in September 2021. These task orders are as follows:
- 70CTD018FR0000193 — Booz Allen Hamilton — RAVEn
- 70CTD019FR0000280 — DirectViz Solutions LLC — Data Analytics Tools, Applications & Solutions
- 70CTD019FR0000277 — KCI-Acuity, LLC — User Interface/User Experience
Below is a brief description of the three anticipated procurements that ICE requires. For each of these prospective contracts the majority of the work will be conducted at the Sensitive but Unclassified level. However, RAVEN maintains a platform at the Classified TS/SCI level which requires Operations and Maintenance (O&M) support…
- Procurement 1: Repository for Analytics in a Virtual Environment (RAVEn) – DevSecOps Support
In the first procurement, the Government seeks to continue enhancing the HSI data analytics program in delivering next generation data storage and analytical capabilities to HSI…
- Procurement 2: Repository for Analytics in a Virtual Environment (RAVEn) – Data Analytics
In the second procurement, ICE requires a Contractor to provide data analytics support for the RAVEn platform. ICE requires a Contractor to assist the Government with introducing new capabilities related to data analytics, data ingest and data processing leveraging the Innovation Lab’s RAVEn platform…
- Procurement 3: Repository for Analytics in a Virtual Environment (RAVEn) – User Interface/User Experience
In the third procurement, ICE requires a Contractor to enhance HSI data analytics capability by developing web-based and mobile native User Interfaces (UIs) which form a consistent User Experience (UX). All UIs will be developed to leverage other tools developed within RAVEn platform. The platform and all tools within it are designed to enable users to access information in ways that facilitate deriving meaning from information in ways far beyond what is currently available at HSI. This requires contract support services to design, develop, and improve UIs…